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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
Really enjoyed this book. Sunbleached and candid, it's about a young woman in the 60s who meets an Iraqui student and her account of their life in Baghdad, before it all changed. Insight into culture, family life - domestic details are juxtaposed wtih increasing political instability. Highly recommend!
Published 20 months ago by Jane Parry

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3.0 out of 5 stars Between Two Rivers review
Interesting story of life in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, but not very well written, could have done with good editing - too much personal detail which can be a little tedious.
Published 17 months ago by Helen


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, 30 Jun. 2013
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Jane Parry (Trefriw, Conwy United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Between Two Rivers (Paperback)
Really enjoyed this book. Sunbleached and candid, it's about a young woman in the 60s who meets an Iraqui student and her account of their life in Baghdad, before it all changed. Insight into culture, family life - domestic details are juxtaposed wtih increasing political instability. Highly recommend!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book, 14 Jun. 2013
This review is from: Between Two Rivers (Paperback)
A great insight into the real Iraq before the country went back in time . A beautiful way of telling an amazing story. One to watch. Recommend to any one. Such a great book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb read.Highly recommend it, 31 May 2013
This review is from: Between Two Rivers (Paperback)
This was a supereb read. What an adventure! A very brave woman..
Put my perceptions of that Country straight
I am looking forward to the next book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, 11 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Between Two Rivers: A Story of Life, Love and Marriage from an English woman in Baghdad (Kindle Edition)
Gripping and unique view of Baghdad. After reading so many stories about tortured lives, reading about everyday family life is so refreshing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An inside story of domestic life in Iraq, 26 Mar. 2014
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This book – the memoir of an English woman married to an Iraqi (one of the many in Baghdad in the sixties and seventies) – is an eye-opening description of pre-war Iraq. She tells what it was like to arrive in the heart of a new family whose language she could not speak and who despaired of her ever meeting their standards of how things should be done. As she and her husband establish their own family household the politics become ever more precarious until life gets very tricky indeed. The book ends with Dorothy’s return to Britain with her family in 1980, and the question is left hanging how they experienced that transition, especially her husband Zane. The subject of a further memoir, perhaps?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read, 28 Jun. 2013
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A well written book which kept me gripped throughout. Interesting story of a young woman's life in Iraq. Would recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read, 11 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Between Two Rivers: A Story of Life, Love and Marriage from an English woman in Baghdad (Kindle Edition)
Not having read anything about the life and culture of Iraq this book gives one an interesting insight. A must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars need a follow up book., 9 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Between Two Rivers: A Story of Life, Love and Marriage from an English woman in Baghdad (Kindle Edition)
enjoyed story of her married life,but please let us know how her life withhusband and children was when returned to uk
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, 17 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Between Two Rivers: A Story of Life, Love and Marriage from an English woman in Baghdad (Kindle Edition)
From the horrible cover I wondered if I would enjoy this book, but once I started I really couldn't put it down
The life of the Author and her family over a period of eighteen years was so interesting, and seeing how life there changed so dramatically when Saddam Hussain came to power was frightening. I would certainly recommend this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting insight, 14 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Between Two Rivers: A Story of Life, Love and Marriage from an English woman in Baghdad (Kindle Edition)
Interesting insight into the country and how it used to be. Easy to read and made you feel as though you were there with the family. Would definitely recommend.
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