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Cleopatra's Wedding Present

Cleopatra's Wedding Present
Robert Tewdwr Moss
Price: £
8.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
15 Sep 2011
ISBN: 
9780715641422
Pages: 
208
Genre: 
  • Travel
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Cleopatra's Wedding Present is the rare book that captivates its reader from the very first page. Tewdwr Moss, a brilliant young writer who was murdered in London the day he finished the book, left this lyrical gem as his legacy. He adeptly captures an essence of the Middle East that is foreign to most of us, but which becomes real with his astute observations of the region's culture and explosive politics. He conveys what so many westerners find both fascinating and frightening in the Middle East, making no attempt to mask circumstances that are appalling and dangerous while also exotic and beautiful. And sometimes, very funny.

Like the best travel books, Robert Tewdwr Moss's memoir of his travels through Syria is a profoundly telling vivisection of Middle Eastern society, a chilling history of ethnic crimes, a picaresque adventure story, a purely entertaining travelogue, and a poignant romance.

Reviews

‘Much more than a travel book about Syria, although as such it is marvellous’ Daily Telegraph

‘This elegant work stands comparison with early Evelyn Waugh’ The Independent

Robert Tewdwr Moss

About Robert Tewdwr Moss

Robert Tewdwr Moss was a journalist of astonishing versatility up until his untimely death in 1996. He first made his mark as Diary Editor of the Books section of the Sunday Times. He also contributed to magazines as varied as Tatler, Woman’s Journal, Harpers and Queen and Africa Events. He was born in 1961. He completed this book on the day he died.