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  • Oman - Culture Smart!by Simone Nowell

    Kuperard 2011; US$ 9.95

    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will... more...

  • Tehran, Lipstick and Loopholesby Nahal Tajadod

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 23.24

    A wry and humorous account of the author?s quest to get her Iranian passport renewed. She embarks on a bizarre and circuitous journey, meeting a colourful cast of characters along the way: two photographers who specialise in Islamic portraits, a forensic surgeon who trades in human organs, a madam who wants to send prostitutes to Dubai and a grandmother... more...

  • Tehran, Lipstick and Loopholesby Nahal Tajadod

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available

    A wry and humorous account of the author?s quest to get her Iranian passport renewed. She embarks on a bizarre and circuitous journey, meeting a colourful cast of characters along the way: two photographers who specialise in Islamic portraits, a forensic surgeon who trades in human organs, a madam who wants to send prostitutes to Dubai and a grandmother... more...

  • The Root of Wild Madderby Brian Murphy

    Simon & Schuster 2006; Not Available

    Wisdom of a Turkmen proverb. The Root of Wild Madder opens with an invitation that flows from the same ancient inspiration. "A carpet is poetry itself," an Iranian carpet merchant declares to author Brian Murphy. "You just have to learn to read them." So begins a journey. It follows Persian carpets from the remote villages of Afghanistan... more...

  • A Hedonist's Guide to Bakuby Ben Illis

    Hg2 2010; US$ 12.00

    Once the richest oil city in the world, several decades of Soviet occupation left the capital of Azerbaijan leagues behind the competition. Now a new wave of oil money and development has fed Baku?s growth into one of the most excitingly developing cities on the globe. In this, the first English language guide to Baku in the world, Hg2 unveils a city... more...

  • Live and Work in Dubaiby Meera Asish; Ashish Meera

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 14.57

    Ostentatious, glam, materialistic, and tax free, Dubai is one of the most popular overseas locations for expatriate professionals. But although Dubai's population is made up of 75% expats compared to 25% locals, there is still an old town, away from the artificial world of glass skyscrapers shooting up towards the sky. The souks, the heart of urban... more...

  • Tribes with Flags: Adventure and Kidnap in Greater Syriaby Charles Glass

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    ?Tribes With Flags? is the gripping story of Charles Glass's dramatic journey through Greater Syria which provides background context to a troubled region once again in the headlines. more...

  • An Unexpected Lightby Jason Elliot

    Picador 2011; US$ 18.99

    Part historical evocation, part travelogue, and part personal quest, An Unexpected Light is the account of Elliot's journey through Afghanistan, a country considered off-limits to travelers for twenty years. Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security... more...

  • Mirrors of the Unseenby Jason Elliot

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    In our current climate of war and suspicion, Iran is depicted as the ?next? rogue nation that America and the world must ?deal with.? But the rhetoric about nuclear weapons and jihad obscures the real Iran: an ancient nation and culture, both sophisticated and isolated, which still exists clandestinely in major cities as well as the country?s remote... more...

  • The Pharaoh's Shadowby Anthony Sattin

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    In a ruined temple on the Nile, Anthony Sattin sees a woman praying to the gods of ancient Egypt to bless her with a child. Later in central Cairo he experiences the exuberant celebrations of a saint?s day and hears their stony condemnation by an Islamist. The ancient continues to rub up against the modern just as dramatically as when Flaubert wrote,... more...