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Misadventure in the Middle East: Travels as Tramp,&hellip by Henry Hemming
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Henry Hemming's style makes this book a pleasure to read.

His mixture of clear, evocative descriptions of the people and places he encounters, their reactions to him and his colleagues - often in the form of verbatim conversations - and his personal thoughts on what is happening around him give the story a warm, personal immediacy. I could often picture myself in the situations he describes, giving similar responses and then, suddenly, my interpretation of the scene would change as he continued. Rarely have I met a travel book that so engaged me on such a personal level.

On a practical level, Hemming's technique of breaking the five chapters into many shorter, bite… Read more

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