THE ZODIAC ARCH

FREYA STARK
240pp 2014 LIST PRICE: £9.99 (P) E325

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With such tantalising chapters as ‘In Defence of Smuggling’ and ‘Lunch with Homer’, this is a tapestry of Stark's writings on travel and a life spent as one of the twentieth century's most formidable adventuresses. In chronological order, spanning an extraordinary 50 years, from 1919 to 1967, she ranges from eloquent musings on the nature of travel and being a woman -- both writer and explorer -- to jewel-bright stories from across the world -- Arabia to North Africa, Iran and India. There are romantic picnics under starlit skies on remote islands, moments of quiet in Mecca and Jerusalem and accounts of meetings with a kaleidoscope of people.