Beyond the Euphrates

Beyond the Euphrates

by Freya Stark

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ISBN-13: 9780712602754
Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/15/1989
Pages: 341

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limoncello on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Freya Stark was the original intrepid traveller. Beyond Euphrates is an autobiographical account of two years spent living in Iraq/Persia and beyond. Despite it being late 1920's early 1930's she travelled extensively throughout the country, much of the time on her own, explored many historical sites and experienced life first hand. She is an acute and detailed observer of people and places. This intimacy is one of the great charms of her writing. Her ability to speak the language gives her further insight and understanding of life in the Middle East at the time. This book is comprised of snatches from her diary and personal letters to family and friends. Reading Freya Stark is always a pleasure.