This modern version of One Thousand and One Nights is a colourful no-holds-barred account of life in a largely traditional Arabia as the author fights to produce the Gulf's first English language newspaper.
Set in the The Kingdom of Bahrain, in a time when the pace of life was slower, the pages of this extraordinary odyssey are crowded with everything from sex-mad expatriates, a ghost and a mermaid to an encounter with the veteran foreign correspondent who felled Max Schmeling. There are lotharios and lesbians, a high seas murder, a two-fisted British prison warder, and the Bahrainis themselves, gentle and generous, who provide the backdrop for this revealing insight into a way of life largely gone, from the coffee ritual at the palace to crafts of yesteryear. From drunken diplomats to drunken journalists, Andrew Trimbee lifts the lid on life in a facinating, but mysterious, country as he intervenes to save his newspaper. The Inshallah Paper is a non-stop roller-coaster ride through drama, pathos, humour and suspense in a desert island setting straight out of the Arabian Nights. www.theinshallahpaper.com
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'This book reveals a time and place that will both shock and delight' Natasha Harding, The Sun 'This rip-roaring tale is one worthy of becoming the 1002nd Arabian Night...You don't need to have even a passing interest in the Gulf to find this hugely entertaining. Trimbee's snappy prose and the larger-than-life characters make this hard to believe it's not some off-beat 70's sitcom rather than reality.' 5 stars ***** The News of the World
About Andrew Trimbee
Andrew Trimbee is a former national newspaper journalist who has worked on the Daily Mail, The Times, and the Daily Telegraph where he was a chief sub-editor. In addition to the Middle East, he has lived in Kenya, where he was on the staff of the East African Standard, and the South of France. A freelance writer, he now lives in a fisherman's cottage on the North Yorkshire coast. He spends part of the year in a hilltop village near Granada, and travels extensively.
The Inshallah Paper by Andrew Trimbee
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