Beyond That Last Blue Mountain: My Silk Road Journey

Silk weaving in Afghanistan, bartering in Peshawar and snipers in Bosnia, Harriet Sandys reveals her remarkable travels. In paperback and hardback.


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.


People of Ras Al Khaimah

This beautiful book presents a fascinating record of Ras Al Khaimah and its people in their own words and accompanied by stunning photographs.

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Discovering the United Arab Emirates

Lavishly illustrated with photographs of people and places not on the tourist trail, Discovering the United Arab Emirates offers audiences a wealth of information in an easy, accessible manner. It is also an invaluable resource to schools and teachers, and prompts the reader to investigate and explore further. In paperback.

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Half Past Ten in the Afternoon

Much of this book is a record of the time the author spent between 1965 and 1970 as an English teacher in Aneiza – a provincial town in central Saudi Arabia. In an entertaining series of anecdotes, he describes the daily life and customs of its people, his relations with colleagues and students at the local secondary school, and the events leading up to his ‘removal’ from the town he had come to regard as home, his transfer to Riyadh, and final departure from the country.

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Historic Muscat

A unique concept of historical watercolour sketches of Oman from the early 1950s, presented in this spiral note book, allows the visitor to make and record their own observations as they travel the country.

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In hardback



Kuwait and the Sea

Though inhabited for millennia, Kuwait began to emerge as an Arab shaikhdom relatively late. Entering the historical record during the early 18th century as a junction of caravan and sea routes, it quickly grew to be a commercial rival to Basra at the head of the Gulf.

In hardback


The Principles of Arab Navigation

The Principles of Arab Navigation is an entertaining and informative look at how the Arab, Persian and Indian communities have navigated their way across the seas in search of adventure and better trade routes. Compiled by six of the best scholars specialising in maritime and Arab culture, this book is a must-have for nautical enthusiasts.

In hardback


Tippu Tip: Ivory, Slavery and Discovery in the Scramble for Africa

Tippu Tip, notorious to some, intriguing to others, was a Zanzibari Arab trader living in the turbulent and rapidly changing Africa of the late 19th century. This biography transports the reader into his extraordinary world, describing its exotic cast of characters and the principal factors that shaped it. In hardback and eBook.

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Very Simple Arabia

Peters combines an authoritative text with his inimitable cartoons like no other author dealing with this subject today. In paperback.