In November 1937 Freya Stark returned to Arabia with some colourful companions and travelled through the desert until her company was marooned in the interior. This book records her experiences, which include meeting Sultans, slaves, bedouin and bandits, and learning the art of the caravan.
In November 1937 Freya Stark returned to the Hadhramaut during the fragile British peace. With some colourful companions and 81 packages, she travelled through the arid beauty of the desert until her company was marooned in a busy town in the interior. She met Sultans and slaves, bedouin and bandits, and spent her time exploring dusty forts and the ritual of the harem. She returned to the coast, learning the art of the caravan the hard way, but grateful for the Arabian version of solitude. This is her account of those experiences. Born in Paris in 1893, Dame Freya Stark is one of the 20th century's great travellers, and is the author of "Dust in the Lion's Paw", "Coast of Incense" and "Alexander's Path".
Why buy from World of Books
Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.