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Description for Yemen Paperback. The award-winning travel book by the author of Travels with a Tangerine Num Pages: 304 pages, ill. BIC Classification: 1FBXY; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 16. Weight in Grams: 230.
Our ideas of the Arabian Peninusula have been hijacked: by images of the desert, by oil, by the Gulf War. But there is another Arabia. For the classical geographers Yemen was a fabulous land where flying serpents guarded sacred incense groves. Medieval Arab visitors told of disappearing islands and menstruating mountains. Vita Sackville-West found Aden 'precisely the most repulsive corner of the world'. Arguably the most fascinating but least known country in the Arab world, Yemen has a way of attracting comment that ranges from the superficial to the wildly fictitious. In Yemen: ... Read more

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About Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Tim Mackintosh-Smith lives in San'a, in a house lit by alabaster windows and standing on the ruin-mound of the ancient Sabaean city. His forays out of the mountains of Yemen have, however, taken him to many parts of the wider Islamic world between Morocco and China, on the trail of the fourteenth-century traveller Ibn Battutah. In the resulting books (Travels ... Read more

Reviews for Yemen
'Mackintosh-Smith's achievement is to create an entertaining and enlightened view of Yemen, free from the familiar prejudices about Arabs, touched instead by sophistication and savagery, by grim reality and fabulous tales ... masterful'
Sunday Times 'Yemen ... is assured and agile: witty, quirky, gossipy, learned, poetic ... [Tim Mackintosh-Smith] has created a work that will endure' ... Read more

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