Trade Paper – $11.95ISBN 978-0-910395-81-6
5 1/4 x 8 1/4
In the fall of 1928, thirty-five year-old Freya Stark set out on her first journey to the Middle East. She spent most of the next four years in Iraq and Persia, visiting ancient and medieval sites, and traveling alone through some of the wilder corners of the region.
"Freya Stark writes beautiful, rousing travel prose. Her Baghdad Sketches . . . have a polish that is as genuine as it is rare." --Forum
"In every one of these articles we see the same astonishing and delicate power to evoke a scene." --Spectator
"This is more than just another travel book. . . . As good travel literature it stands with the best." --Saturday Review of Literature