This children’s book tells the story of a curious camel called Mustafa and his adventures with Captain Sindbad across the seas from Oman to China. They make stops along the way where Mustafa makes many friends and learns new things about sailing, the ocean, and other countries. Along with Sindbad’s own tales, this makes a charming story for children of all ages. In English and Arabic.
A unique concept of watercolour sketches of Oman on each page, presented in this spiral note book, allows the visitor to make and record their own observations as they travel the country. Often purchased as a welcoming gift for new residents or even as a guest book for visitors.
This is a love story from start to finish, Irene and Rachael’s.
Based on the diaries of Rachael Dixey who looked after her civil partner Irene after she developed early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the book opens with the lines:
Irene, Alzheimer’s and me – Alzheimer’s came between us. It does that, drives you and the love of your life apart, going your separate ways because you cannot follow. That’s the story really, that’s it. The end.
But it is also the beginning of the story, which shows how life can still be lived despite losing a life partner to dementia, and how to cope emotionally and practically with a disease that robs you of your loved one a thousand times before they die.
“Beautifully written without sentimentality and with lots of humour too”
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This book includes an unrivalled selection of the Prince’s golden gaffes and wise words from his first public appearances as a Royal nearly 70 years ago up until his retirement this August. Including the rude, the controversial, the insightful and the downright hilarious, Prince Philip: A Lifetime of Wit and Wisdom is not to be missed. No.1 AMAZON BESTSELLER In paperback
His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh: irascible, controversial, outspoken, forthright and funny; the Gaffer, the Prince of Political Incorrectness, the Duke of Hazard, Phil the Greek. Whatever you call him – and he doesn’t give a damn – you’ve got to love him! Now in his nineties, he goes on – undaunted, unrepentant and, if less active, just as amusing. As of Autumn 2017 the Duke finally relinquished his public duties but his legendary humour lives on.
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This biography of Sabah al-Salim Al-Sabah assesses his contribution to the political history of Kuwait. Relying on recently released documents from the British and US archives, as well as on frank reminiscences of former colleagues within Kuwait, it covers his entire career, from his entry into public life as Head of the Town Police in 1939, through his appointment in 1962-3 as the first-ever Crown Prince of Kuwait, to his reign as Amir from 1965 to 1977. His attitudes and opinions on the major issues of the day are extensively chronicled, often in his own words.
Since Antiquity the natural pearls of the Gulf have been famed as the finest, most lustrous and most plentiful that the world can offer. From the beginnings of trade until the 1930s, these pearls were a major product of the Gulf’s coastal exports. Latterly, from the 17th to the early 20th centuries, rising international demand turned pearling into their economic mainstay.
Yemen is justly famed as one of the world’s most dramatically beautiful countries. Seen in the Yemen brings the people, architecture and landscapes of this ancient culture alive to the reader through the medium of the author’s remarkable black-and-white photographs, taken in the 1970s, and here reproduced in duotone. His book is also a tribute to one of the most famous of all Arab and Asian travellers, the late Dame Freya Stark (1893-1993). In the mid-1970s, at the age of eighty-three, she made two visits to the author, who was then serving in Sana’a. Their travels together through north Yemen marked the start of a long friendship.