[SOLD] Freya Stark – East is West – First Edition 1945
Stark’s account of life in Palestine, Syria and Egypt during the Second World War.
“A book by Freya Stark is a literary event. This new one deals with her war experiences in Arabia, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Persia. It is written with the freedom of the independent and adventurous traveller but also with the authority of an official of the Diplomatic Corps”.
“Miss Stark was most successful in her efforts in influencing and organising local opinion on behalf of the Allies during the darkest days and she also had her full share of danger and excitement in the siege of the Embassy in Baghdad in 1941”.
First edition, first impression. Published in 1945 by John Murray in London. Hardback, original unclipped dust jacket.