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The Road To Oxiana by Robert Byron
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Jan 04, 2010

really liked it
Read in January, 2010

This is an eccentric and extremely entertaining account of a trip taken from Palestine through Syria, Persia and Afghanistan. Byron was in search of Islamic architecture, about which he writes with authority, but he clearly also wanted to enjoy himself too. The book is full of wry observations and humour and despite being written in the 1930s is unstuffy and sometimes feels surprisingly contemporary in tone.
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