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Freya Stark: A Biography
Molly Izzard
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Freya Stark: A Biography

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Published (first published December 2nd 1993)
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Joshua Mark
Jan 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
Well written, of course, but little more than a personal vendetta against Stark, a woman Izzard had met and didn't like. Every single episode of Stark's life related here by Izzard is skewed by the writer's personal dislike for her subject resulting in an extremely biased presentation of Freya Stark's life and accomplishments. The `great reveal' of the book that Stark invented herself is simply silly; of course Stark invented herself, we all do to various degrees and writers more than most.
Freya Stewart
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great unbiased look at Freya Stark, looking at her journeys her relationships and her work during the war. Very interesting and engaging, even with her faults Freya Stark was an amazing woman and I am proud to be named after her.
Freya Stark was mentioned in To War with Whitaker
By Hermoine Ranfurly. They met during WW2.
Jun 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
A delightful bio of the somewhat haughty and prickly Ms Stark, one of the last of the English "explorers" of the Middle East - she was certainly no Gertrude Bell or Wilfred Thessiger.
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