Baghdad sketches

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Marlboro Press, 1992 - Fiction - 176 pages
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Review: Baghdad Sketches (Travel)

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This book made me feel very ignorant of Middle Eastern history (not a difficult task) It was interesting to read these little essays by an intrepid woman traveller from pre-WWII Iraq and thereabouts ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christina - Goodreads

Stark's experiences living as a single woman in Baghdad in 1928: a lost world, beautifully described. I rarely give a book 5 stars, but this one was a constant source of inspiration and delight. Read full review

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Freya Stark, described by "The Times of London "as "the last of the Romantic Travellers" upon her death in 1993, published during her lifetime more than thirty books about her travels in the Middle East, including The Southern Gates of Arabia.
Jane Fletcher Geniesse is a former reporter for "The New York Times "and the author of the biography Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark, a finalist for the 1999 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. Her writing has been featured in "The Washington Post, New York magazine," and "Town & Country," She lives in Washington, D.C.

Kreiger teaches at Dartmouth College.

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