It is not too much to say that the author has produced an almost perfect book of travel." -- New Yorker
This is prose close to poetry, written by a man of great perception and understanding. -- W.O. Doulgas, New York Times
First published in 1957 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I had read his Otter stories, and wanted to read this. It was different from the hype that usually describes it.Published 18 months ago by Davey
Bought this book after listening to a radio four program and very happy to have read it. It was nice to know history of Iraq and the views of an outsider at that time.Published 24 months ago by Fanar Potts
Worth reading for the brilliant descriptions of a lifestyle that, sadly, is now confined to the pages of this very book.Published on 31 Aug. 2013 by CB
I never knew Maxwell had written this sort of material. He really takes you there. It's great travel writing, even if you never want to visit the area!Published on 23 July 2013 by M. D. Souter