Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey

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Picador, Dec 7, 2001 - History - 336 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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User Review  - Cathy - Goodreads

Very interesting personal observations about everyday life in Iran by a journalist traveling through the country. Gave some insight into life in a part of the world we hear about in the news but don't have a chance to know about the lives of the people. I was ready to be home by the end! Read full review

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User Review  - Carol Billings - Goodreads

A great read but I would not want to go there in a million years. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Alison Wearing is a journalist and travel writer. She lives in Canada, where she has received the National Magazine Award and the Western Canada Magazine Award. Honeymoon in Purdah is her first book.

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