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Honeymoon in Purdah by Alison Wearing
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it was amazing

This book shows why travel writing is alive: we are able to lead an adventurous life without having to subject ourselves to the rigors and stress of decyphering a foreign culture, a strange land, different habits or even having to mimic a language unknown to us.
Ms. Wearing's sensitive rendition of the people she met in Iran and her willingness to put herself in their care, allowed her to sketch an intimate portrait of the people: sensitive, humorous and captivating.
This book is not only informative, it is entertaining. Throughout its pages, Ms. Wearing lifts the veil hiding Iranian country life from us; she shows some of the habits in the mosques, conversations with religious people and attitudes of Westerners living there.
It may not be the best way to learn about Iran, but it is certainly an interesting way to expand our knowledge of the people and of the culture.

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June 25, 2018 – Shelved

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