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Freya Stark

Freya Stark (1893-1993), "the poet of travel", was the doyenne of Middle East writers and one of the most courageous and adventurous female travellers in history. She explored Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, and Southern Arabia, where she became the first Western woman to journey through the Hadhramaut. Usually solo, she ventured to places few Europeans had ever been. She received the title of Dame and her many, now classic, books include Travels in the Near East, A Winter in Arabia, The Southern Gates of Arabia, Alexander's Path, Dust in the Lion's Paw, East is West and Valleys of the Assassins.

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Perseus In The Wind
A Life of Travel

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Written just after World War II, Perseus in the Wind (named after the constellation) is perhaps the most personal, and haunting, of all Freya Stark's...
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Rome on the Euphrates
The Story of a Frontier

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A detailed account of famed travel writer Freya Stark's journey through the Mediterranean
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The Lycian Shore

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Lycia, on the southwestern coast of Turkey, is an ancient land steeped in mystery, myth, and legend. Figured prominently throughout history and literature,...
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Baghdad Sketches
Journeys through Iraq

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Freya Stark first journeyed to Iraq in 1927. Seven years after the establishment of the British Mandate, the modern state was in its infancy and worlds apart...
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The Minaret of Djam
An Excursion in Afghanistan

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Freya Stark traveled the difficult and often dangerous journey from Kabul to Kandahar and Herat in search of one of Afghanistan’s most celebrated treasures,...
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Ionia
A Quest

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When Freya Stark traveled along the western coast of Turkey in 1952 she met only one other tourist; today, this region is the most popular in the country....
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A Winter in Arabia
A Journey through Yemen

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In 1934 Freya Stark made her first journey to the Hadhramaut in what is now Yemen—the first woman to do so alone. Even though that journey ended in...
Freya Stark

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