Captain Shakespear: Desert exploration, Arabian intrigue and the rise of Ibn Sa‘ud

Captain William Shakespear was one of the first British officers to explore the Nejdi desert of the Arabian Peninsula. He provided London with valuable intelligence and cultivated a personal relationship with the Emir of Riyadh Ibn Sa’ud, laying the foundations for diplomatic relations with the emir, and later the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Heart and Soul: A Memoir

Heart and Soul: A Memoir

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In this memoir, Al-Baluchi candidly shares his experiences of family, student and working life, drawing out important lessons learned along the way. In both his own words and through testimonials from friends and colleagues, Al-Baluchi offers some unique personal insights, from the challenges of navigating a foreign work culture to the nurturing of lifelong global friendships.


Diana: I’m Going to be Me: Audiobook

Diana: I’m Going to be Me, tells the remarkable story of Princess Diana’s life through her own words.

It is now 20 years since this iconic royal figure died at the tragically young age of 36 in a Paris car crash. Her powerful legacy lives on through her sons, Princes William and Harry, and a new generation is becoming aware her extraordinary life for the first time.

This audiobook is narrated by Roger Harrison.


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

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.

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A Soldier in Arabia

A Soldier in Arabia reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the events which led up to and followed the creation of the present-day United Arab Emirates in December 1971 followed, a few months later, with Ras Al Khaimah joining the Federation. Soldier and adventurer David Neild was the youngest officer to serve in the legendary Trucial Oman Scouts when he joined them at the age of only 20 in 1959.

In 1968 Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, with whom Neild had formed a good working relationship, called on Neild to set up and command a national defence force for the Sheikhdom, with the rank of Lt Colonel. In hardback.

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