Alice's Reviews > Late for Tea at the Deer Palace: The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family

Late for Tea at the Deer Palace by Tamara Chalabi
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Apr 12, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: around-the-world, middle-east, non-fiction
Read from April 12 to 18, 2012

A remarkable story of an Iraqi family. The author manages to include historic events without ever getting too bogged down. A good primer on modern Iraqi history and culture; best for the period 1900-1980. Then, it seemed to get too political, as the author admits she (and the rest of the family) really hated Saddam Hussein.
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