Colin Thubron Mirror to Damascus

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Mirror to Damascus is a unique portrait of a city now obscured by recent upheavals, by one of the most indefatigable and popular of travel writers.

Described by the author as simply “a work of love,” Mirror to Damascus is an enthralling and fascinating history of Damascus from the Amorites of the Bible to the revolution of 1966, as well as being a charming and witty personal record of a city well-loved.

In explaining how modern Damascus is rooted in immemorial layers of culture and tradition, Thubron explores the historical, artistic, social and religious inheritance of the Damascenes in an amusing and perceptive manner, whilst interspersing the narrative with innumerable anecdotes about travellers of bygone days.

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Colin Thubron is the master of classic travel writing and a previous winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. His books include: Among the Russians; Behind the Wall; The Lost Heart of Asia and In Siberia.

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"One of the oldest, most mysterious and fascinating cities in the world has found a worthy biographer: a rare event and one not to be missed" Sunday Times "One of the most subtly beautiful books about a city I have ever read" -- Jan Morris "Colin Thubron writes in a classical style of grave beauty, with an intense feeling for place and people" New York Times "From the earliest legend to the latest coup, Mirror to Damascus reflects every discoverable facet of the city... a quite exceptional travel writer" Daily Telegraph "One of the great merits of Mr Thubron's admirable book is that he balances this tribute to a place of which he is clearly very fond with the harsh facts of history... he was always moved by the best motives - curiosity and affection" The Times

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