Mirror To Damascus
Described by the author as simply 'a work of love', Mirror to Damascus provides an enthralling and fascinating history of Damascus from the Amorites of the Bible to the revolution of 1966, as well a being a charming and witty personal record of a city well-loved.
In explaining how modern Damascus is rooted in immemoriable layers of culture and tradition, Colin Thubron explores the historical, artistic, social and religious inheritance of the Damascenes in an amusing and perceptive manner, whilst interspersing the narrative with innumerable anecdotes about travellers of bygone days.
Mirror to Damascus is a unique portrait of a city now obscured by recent upheavals, by one of the most indefatigable and popular of travel writers.
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Review: Mirror to DamascusUser Review - Andy - Goodreads
Thubron's beguiling personal history of the Syrian capital is a poetic and charming reflection on one of the most important cities on earth. Read full review
Review: Mirror to DamascusUser Review - Mark - Goodreads
Charming little love letter to the city of Damascus by one of my favorite travel writers. Of course the book is as old as I am, but I don't think Damascus has changed that much and he is giving ... Read full review