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David Neild with HH Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid al Nuaimi

David Neild with the Ruler of Ajman

David Neild presents a copy of A Soldier in Arabia to HH Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman, on 25 January 2016

David Neild interviewed by Dubai Eye, Dec. 12, 2015

A Soldier in ArabiaDavid Neild, author of A Soldier in Arabia, was interviewed by Dubai Eye in their Talking of Books podcast on December 12th. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Deeper than Indigo picked as a Telegraph Travel Book of the Year

Deeper Than Indigo coverJenny Balfour Paul’s Deeper than Indigo has been named as a Telegraph Travel Book of the Year. (Click the preceding link to read Michael Kerr’s review.)

It also featured on page 6 of this week’s Sunday Telegraph; ‘with Christmas gifts in mind Michael Kerr selects the best of this year’s travel books’. He also called it ‘an amazing story in which [Jenny Balfour Paul] brings to life the man and his times.’

Spring 2016: The Art of Falconry

The Art of Falconry coverThe Art of Falconry by Patrick Morel represents a milestone in titles on the sport, quite unique in scope, style and content. It presents falconry in theory and in practice, celebrating it as both an art form and a living cultural heritage. Far from being merely another “how to” book, however, it takes the reader into the field with contributions from experts in all branches of the sport, and is lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs and artwork.

The first new practical falconry treatise in the French language since the 1940s, this English edition brings a fresh perspective to the English-speaking falconer and is further enhanced through contributions from a number of internationally renowned authorities, including British, American and South African falconers and austringers.

New book on Ras Al Khaimah (2nd Nov 2015)

The Story of the Formation of Defence Forces in the Trucial StatesA Soldier in Arabia

A remarkable book that for the first time reveals the story of the formation of defence forces in the Trucial States will be launched at the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah on Monday, November 2nd at 6 pm under the auspices of the Al Qasimi Foundation. The book will then be showcased at the Sharjah International Book Fair with author appearances from November 4th.

The author is retired Lt Colonel David Neild, a Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) resident, and a quiet, unassuming man whose passion for golf and simple lifestyle is, in the best traditions of British understatement, terribly deceptive. The British Officer was hired to form not one but two defence forces for the developing Trucial States on the cusp of their becoming the modern United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Read the full release here