Mirror To Damascus
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR
Described by the author as simply 'a work of love', Mirror to Damascus provides a rich and fascinating history of Damascus from the Amorites of the Bible to the revolution of 1966, and is also a charming and witty personal record of an extraordinary city.
In explaining how modern Damascus is rooted in immemorial layers of culture and tradition, Colin Thubron explores the historical, artistic, social and religious inheritance of its people. Along the way, he shares unforgettable stories about the enterprising 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CharlotteN - LibraryThing
This book was like eating a rich, sticky chocolate pudding. The language was beautifully written, but so full of description that I couldn't read more than a few pages at a time before I needed to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philipblue - LibraryThing
When Colin Thubron was in Damascus in the 1960s, his overwhelming feeling was of a city in interminable decline, tossed and blown by ill winds as they buffeted the city relentlessly, a far cry from ... Read full review
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