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Kingdom of the Film Stars: Journey into Jordan (Lonely Planet Journeys) Paperback – 1 Feb 1997

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Product details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications (1 Feb. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0864424612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0864424617
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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I read this book before I set off on holiday journeying through Jordan, and feel it gave me an excellent background to the culture and ways of the Jordanian people. Yes, it was a personal story and a love story, but this was only a part of it and didn't detract from the adventures and the overall insight into Jordanian culture and everyday way of life.
Thanks to Anne, I knew how to spot an Iraqi truck on the highway, decided that I'd do best to avoid the local delicacy of 'mensaf', and was able to laugh at all the pictures of Sean Connery around the countryside ...!!! (Read the book!!!)
I am delighted I had the opportunity to read and enjoy the story of Anne's adventure, as this background knowledge certainly enriched my own visit. Thank you Anne!
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Travel books usually annoy me, because they all seem to be trying to impress you with either how much the authors know about the place they're visiting, or how good the authors are at survivng somewhere uncivilised. This book intrigued me because it was funny and disarming, and seemed to have no hidden agenda. So i kept reading and enjoyed how the tale kind of slowly unwraps itself in a quite intimate way and by the end i realised that I'd learnt a lot about Jordan and Bedouin without even noticing. I don't know if I'd like to go there myself, but I'm glad she did it for me and I'll keep an eye out for her other journeys too. I got two other friends to read it and they were hooked by the love part but fascinated by the travel bit too.
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Interesting description of a journalist's affair with Jordan especially Amman, and a Jordanian. Not as good as "Married to a Bedouin" but more recent and more descriptions of Jordan in general.
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As a Christian I found the book to be very rewarding. The depth of cultural understanding left me wishing that more of us could experience the positive side of Islam and Arabian heritage. It is also very written with humour and lacks the pretensions to be anything other than a very good account of a personal journey in a beautiful part of the world.

My own visits to Jordan have been greatly assisted by the insights given in this book
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