By Freya Stark
During this follow-up to The Southern Gates of Arabia, Freya Stark chronicles a wintry weather spent within the middle of the Hadhramaut wasteland excavating what could have been one of many historic towns of South Arabia.
While strains of an prior civilization have been being exposed Stark recorded the daily lifetime of an Arab city hardly ever visited by way of outsiders. during the expressiveness of her prose she brings to existence the figures of the villagers with whom she lived.
"I don't see how her books can steer clear of their visible future, inclusion within the aristocracy of letters." (The night megastar, London)
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A Winter in Arabia: A Journey Through Yemen by Freya Stark