Through the Palace Keyhole

Through the doors of The Palace Hotel came a succession of well-known faces, including many of the power brokers and éminences gris of the Middle Eastern conflict. Ann Sawalha tells the remarkable story of her life, including dealing with the cultural and linguistic challenges, Israeli occupation and political upheavals.

‘An incredible journey’  Sally Bland, The Jordan Times

In hardback and paperback.

£8.95£13.95

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

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 Arabic

In paperback

£12.95

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 (English)

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 Arabic (click here). In hardback

£13.95

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

Small Miracles: The Story of the Princess Alia Foundation

Co-authored by HRH Princess Alia, the eldest daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, and Sharifa Sarra GhaziSmall Miracles, the Story of the Princess Alia Foundation is the account of an extraordinary charitable endeavour. When it was established in 2009, the authors little knew how the Foundation would fundamentally change their lives, as well as the lives of countless others – animal and human.

Written with passion and humour and gloriously illustrated, this book should be compulsory reading in every part of the world, to reawaken the seeds of compassion that live in all mankind but all too often lie dormant through ignorance or social conditioning, to remind us that we share this planet and our destiny with all living things, and to promote the balance, harmony and respect of all creation.

In hardback

£35.00

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.

In hardback, paperback and eBook.

Click here to buy in the United Arab Emirates.

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£3.55£24.95

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.

Out of stock – available in English 

£3.55£24.95

Wings Over Arabia

On 2 June 2006, a team of three gliders, one chase plane, support crew and all-terrain vehicles gathered at a fiercely hot and dusty airfield 50 kilometres outside Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. The pilots, two Saudi princes and the British ex-Special Forces officer who had trained them, were about to make gliding history…

In hardback

£45.00

The Purebred Arabian Horses of Iraq: Myths and Realities

For the first time, the story of Iraq’s purebred Arabian horses is recounted in words and pictures by a prominent Iraqi whose family has been breeding horses for generations, since the family migrated north from Arabia with their prize horses to settle on the grasslands around Mosul in northern Iraq in the 17th century.

In hardback

£35.00