Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey

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Vintage Canada, 2001 - Iran - 319 pages
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With a love of travel, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran--a country that few Westerners have a chance to see. Traveling with a male friend, in the guise of a couple on their honeymoon, Wearing set out on her own at every available opportunity. She went looking for what lay beneath the media's representation of Iran and found a country made up of welcoming, curious, warmhearted, ambitious men and women. With humor and compassion, Wearing gives Iranians the chance to wander beyond headlines and stereotypes, and in doing so, reveals the poetry of their lives--those whose lives extend beyond Western news stories of kidnapping, terrorism, veiled women, and Islamic fundamentalism.

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Very well written and full of great humor and insights. - Overstock.com
Such beautiful writing, and such honesty. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Lynne - Goodreads

I LOVED this book. Alison Wearing was able to bring humour to her travels around Iran. Through her narration we were introduced to kind, lovely people who opened their homes to these honeymooners and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather Miller - Goodreads

An amazing read. Not only is the content intriguing and interesting but, Wearing's writing is impeccable. Her descriptions are not overly lengthy but, still draw you in as if you were there. You may ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Alison Wearing is the recipient of a National Magazine Award Gold Medal and Western Canada Magazine Award 1st Prize, both for travel writing. She has worked and travelled throughout Europe, the Middle East, China, the former Soviet Union, and the Amazonian regions of Ecuador and Peru. Alison Wearing lives near Peterborough, Ontario.

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