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"The brilliantly-written account of a daring journey, by turns hilarious
and poignant, and a timely antidote to current misconceptions about the
Middle East. Essential reading."
Jason Elliot, author of Mirrors of the Unseen and An Unexpected Light
"Misadventure in the Middle East is more than a gripping story of a
dangerous expedition. It is a journey of self-discovery and an exploration
of what it is to be an artist in a fractured world."
John Mole, author of It's All Greek To Me! and Mind Your Manners
"A fantastic journey, full of surprising incidents and exciting encounters,
in which you never know where the travellers will end up next.
High-spirited and often amusing, Hemmings' book also grapples seriously
with some of the big issues in the Middle East today."
Nicholas Jubber, author of The Prester Quest and winner of the Dolman Best
First Travel Book Award
Making art his passport, Henry Hemming's year-long travels take him from
the drug-fuelled ski slopes of Iran via the region's souks, mosques,
palaces, army barracks, secret beaches, police cells, nightclubs, torture
chambers, brothels and artists' studios all the way to Baghdad and a Fourth
of July party with GIs in one of Saddam's former palaces. From being
accused of being an Islamic extremist to the Turkish army forcing him to
make portraits of their girlfriends, from dancing in a dervish hideaway to
being interrogated by the secret police as a British spy, Misadventure in
the Middle East reveals an alternative Middle East that flies beneath the
radar of the nightly news bulletins.
This book reads as if its just an amateur writers trip to an unlikey part of the world. Not very well or interestingly written.Published 10 months ago by R.H.C.
Looking for something to read before a trip to the Middle East I came across this book. I enjoyed the adventures of the young travelling artists. Read morePublished 12 months ago by sharroncolton
I was really looking forward to this book, but I became bored half way through and stopped reading. The writers became too wrapped up in themselves.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Henry Hemming and his friend Al are twenty-two-year-old art graduates who decide to take a year travelling through (or perhaps towards) "the heart of the Middle East. Read morePublished on 9 May 2013 by Gs-trentham
This can, at first sight, appear to be just another account by a traveller throught the Middle East. Read morePublished on 18 April 2013 by Simon Binning
O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another... The Quran 49:13. Read morePublished on 10 Dec. 2012 by tariqmuda
I was disappointed with this travel book as it was from a hippie/artist perspective and personally I have little patience with artistic reverie. Read morePublished on 5 Oct. 2012 by J O'Connor