Alexandria: City of Gifts and Sorrows

Alexandria: City of Gifts and Sorrows was first published in English in 2014 and received critical acclaim. This new Arabic edition takes the reader on an historical journey from the third century to the multiethnic metropolis of the twentieth century, bringing together two diverse histories of the city.

In hardback and paperback

£9.95£12.95

Very Simple Arabic

The perfect beginners guide to Arabic by the bestselling author James Peters. Very Simple Arabic is a great place to start learning Arabic and Peters includes an extremely useful chapter on etiquette.

In paperback

£10.00

Very Simple Arabic Script

Following on from its sister-title Very Simple Arabic, this new title in the best-selling series concentrates specifically on the Arabic script, and should be the first port of call for all those who wish to learn how Arabic is written.

In paperback

Available in the United Arab Emirates – AED 30.00

Jewels from the Sea: Pearl Fishing in the Arabian Gulf (Arabic)

In this latest work, Frances Gillespie tells the fascinating story of pearl fishing in the Gulf. Jewels from the Sea is aimed at a general readership from youngsters upwards and is lavishly illustrated with photographs from the first to last days of pearling and, like Hidden in the Sands: Uncovering Qatar’s Past, features the superb paintings of artist Norman MacDonald.

Also available in English 

In paperback

£12.95

The Blue Jackal and other tales from Islamic Lands (Arabic)

The Blue Jackal and other tales are stories that children would hear from their parents and grandparents, passed down through families, each storyteller relating his or her own version. In this beautifully illustrated hardback book, these fables are re-told in a simple language that children can understand and enjoy.

First written down more than 2,500 years ago in an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, these and other stories were included in a book called the Panchatantram fables. From India, travellers carried the stories to Iran, and then on to the Arabic-speaking world, where they formed part of a book called Kalila and Dimna.

Also available in English.

In hardback

£13.95

The Caravan Goes On: How Aramco and Saudi Arabia Grew Up Together (Arabic)

Frank Jungers, former president, Chairman and CEO of the petroleum giant Aramco, tells the inside story of his three decades in Saudi Arabia (1947-1978) with the world’s largest oil producing company. A North Dakota farm boy Jungers rose to the top of one of the most important hydrocarbon enterprises ever.

Also available in English 

In hardback, paperback and eBook (kindle)

£3.55£24.95

Mleiha: The Unwritten History (Arabic)

Over the past 40 years, archaeological surveys and excavations in the Mleiha inland basin have shed much light on the diversity and richness of the human societies that have flourished there over many thousands of years. So far no other landscape in south-east Arabia has yielded so much information about its pre- and proto-history.

The Emirate of Sharjah today takes great pride in its role as a centre for culture, the arts and civilized values. The publication of this book has been timed to coincide with the opening of the new Mleiha Visitor Centre as a focal point for all those wanting to find out more about the civilizations that once flourished in this unique area.

Also available in English

In hardback

£25.00

The Son of a Duck is a Floater

Part of the popular Proverb Series, The Son of a Duck is a Floater is a selection of sayings from the Gulf region and joins its sister titles, Apricots Tomorrow and Unload your own Donkey.

These collections of popular wisdom, wittily illustrated by the cartoonist Kathryn Lamb, are books to browse through, smile at and learn from. Each book contains over 100 proverbs from all over the Arab world. Primrose Arnander and Ashkhain Skipwith are both formerly resident in the Middle East.

In hardback

£9.95

Apricots Tomorrow

Part of the popular Proverb Series, Apricots Tomorrow is a selection of sayings from the Gulf region and joins its sister titles, The Son of a Duck is a Floater and Unload your own Donkey.

These collections of popular wisdom, wittily illustrated by the cartoonist Kathryn Lamb, are books to browse through, smile at and learn from. Each book contains over 100 proverbs from all over the Arab world. Primrose Arnander and Ashkhain Skipwith are both formerly resident in the Middle East.

In hardback

£9.95

Unload Your Own Donkey

Part of the popular Proverb Series, Unload your own Donkey is a selection of sayings from the Gulf region and joins its sister titles, Apricots Tomorrow and The Son of a Duck is a Floater.

These collections of popular wisdom, wittily illustrated by the cartoonist Kathryn Lamb, are books to browse through, smile at and learn from. Each book contains over 100 proverbs from all over the Arab world. Primrose Arnander and Ashkhain Skipwith are both formerly resident in the Middle East.

In hardback

£9.95