Oman: A Travel Note Book

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.

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In hardback


Omani Folk Tales

A unique collection of traditional Omani folk tales. In an age where the oral traditions are being cast aside and forgotten, we hope that these folk tales will encourage today’s youth to remember their past.

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In hardback


One Humpy Grumpy Camel

Humpy Grumpy Camel first appeared on the scene more than a decade ago with a cameo appearance in Julia Johnson’s A is for Arabia, and now he’s famous! In One Humpy Grumpy Camel he appears with a whole new cast of characters – five silly billy goats, eight baby scorpions and nine busy beetles, 13 wise old men and 14 dancing girls, and many more – all of whom make counting fun for every child.

Reprinted by MPL for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in March 2016, this book of illustrated verse is suitable as a reading book for children aged 5-7, and is an ideal picture book for younger children.

In paperback


Pilgrimage to Mecca

As the first British woman convert to Islam on record as making the pilgrimage to Mecca and visiting Medina, Lady Evelyn Cobbold (1867- 1963) cuts a unique figure in the annals of the Muslim Hajj.

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Roads to Nowhere

Roads to Nowhere is a candid account of the author’s experiences as a young British colonial officer who served in South Arabia during the critical years leading up to Britain’s headlong departure.

In hardback


Sabah al-Salim Al-Sabah

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.

In hardback


Saluki: Hound of the Bedouin

This beautifully illustrated children’s book by Julia Johnson tells the story of a young Bedouin boy whose devotion to his dog, Saluki draws him on exciting and sometimes hazardous adventures. A wonderful story to be enjoyed by children between the ages of 6 and 11.

In paperback.  Click here to buy in the United Arab Emirates.


Samir’s Underwater Adventures

This charming children’s story introduces us to the wonders of the deep that many of us will never be able to see (unless we become divers). Samir, a young Omani boy, learns to dive so that he can see the beautiful fish and underwater life that surrounds Oman.

In paperback


Sea of Pearls

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.

In hardback


Seen in the Yemen

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.

In hardback