Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another Great Read

Another Good Read

The Mistress of Abha, by William Newton

I picked up this book since everything that has happened since 9/11 has put the Middle East and the muslim world constantly in the news media. Would you like to learn more about the Middle East back in the 1930's when England was still in power there----the time of Lawrence of Arabia?

How did Saudi Arabia's rulers and Yemen's rulers come into power against the British colonists?

Well, pick up this book that will hold your attention as you wonder all around the Red Sea hunting for clues of what happened to the Britishman, Ivor Willoughby. You will find yourself visiting places you hear constantly in the news today: Arabia, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Yemen. You will discover interesting facts about arabian culture, the deserts, the fortifications along the Red Sea, the camel caravans and the practice of importing slaves from Africa.


Denise said...

Sounds like a very interesting book. I have enjoyed your book reviews. Thanks Joann.

♥Kathy♥ said...

Interesting review. Not something I would noramlly read but you peak my interest. Is this fiction or non-fiction?

Jack and Joann said...

Denise and Kathy,
This book is historical fiction but to the best of my limited knowledge is true to the history of the Saudi Arabia and Yemen. William Newton, the author was an English medical doctor who turned to writing after retirement. His debut novel, THE TWO POUND TRAM, won the Sagittaarius Prize. William Newton died this past year.

Denise said...

Hell again, thanks for the extra info. Enjoy things even more when there are some historical facts weaved into a story.