A Winter in Arabia (Paperback)

By Freya Stark

Overlook Press, 9781590206461, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2011



Offering rare glimpses of life behind the veil-the subtleties of business and social conduct, the elaborate beauty rituals of the women, and the bitter animosities between rival tribes, Freya Stark conveys the "perpetual charm of Arabia ... that the traveler finds his own level there simply as a human being.