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The Valleys of the Assassins by Freya Stark
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May 29, 07

Recommended for: travel lit fans

Stark is such a subtly funny travel writer - and brave: traveled through Yemen, Iran, parts of Afghanistan in the 1920s and 30s (I think) with native guides, learned Arabic and Persian, battled illness and ill-will along the way. A great read.

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