From a Persian Tea House: Travels in Old Iran

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Tauris Parke Paperbacks, Oct 15, 2007 - Literary Collections - 209 pages
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An evocative and beautifully written account of Michael Carroll's journey to Iran that took him through the heart of the country -- from the Taurus mountains to the Gulf of Oman, during the years following the CIA-led coup of 1953. He explores countless mosques, tombs and palaces, goes in pursuit of an elusive dervish and bargains for Silk Road jade and carpets. The narrative is adorned with colorful episodes from Iran's long history and with amusing anecdotes that complement and enrich Carroll's travels in a country that has since changed beyond all recognition.
 

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Contents

TEAHOUSE IN ISFAHAN
1
NOMADS AND RUINS
34
DESERTS
65
CARPETS AND BAZAARS
101
TEHRAN AND THE CASPIAN
125
DIVERSION TO THE GULF OF OMAN
145
RETURN TO ISFAHAN
170
TEALEAVES
202
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About the author (2007)

Michael Carroll was born in England in 1935. He was educated at Harrow and Cambridge, but spent much of his early life in India. While at Cambridge, he travelled widely on the continent during holidays. He is also author of Gates of the Wind, the story of his time spent on the Greek island of Skopelos.

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