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On the shores of the Mediterranean
On the shores of the Mediterranean by Eric Newby 0002168871 9780002168878
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On the shores of the Mediterranean by Eric Newby

As they travel around the sea at the center of Western history, Eric Newby and his wife Wanda visit not only the better-known Mediterranean sights and cities but also venture into places where Westerners are few: Albania under Hoxha, the holy Muslim city of Fez, and a country about to disappear in civil war - the former Yugoslavia. Eric Newby entertains and enlightens as he follows in the footsteps of Cleopatra and St John, and waits for a meeting with Colonel Gaddafi. With his customary flair for description, he is equally at easy pondering King Davids choice of Jerusalem as the site for a capital city or enjoying a meal cooked by one of Frances finest chefs. His acute curiosity and encyclopedic knowledge combine to make absorbing reading, whether he is explaining the workings of a defunct Turkish harem or the contemporary Mafia. From antiquity to the present, Eric Newbys erudite, engaging tale is not a simple tour but a tour de force.

Author: Eric Newby

Language: English

Edition: 1st Ed.

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 448

Publisher: Harvill Press

Publication Date: 1984-01-01

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