Barbara, engaged to an archaeologist, has pursued the beauty and danger of a life of faith. On a visit to Jerusalem she has befriended the diplomat Freddy Hamilton. Ignoring his warning that she risks arrest because of her Jewish blood, she has set out on a pilgrimage beyond the Mandelbaum Gate.
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MURIEL SPARK (1918-2006), was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is the author of over twenty novels as well as critical biographies, radio plays, children's books, poetry, and short-story collections. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993 and Commendeur des Arts et des Lettres in 1996.From AudioFile:
An insistent Englishwoman, a half-Jewish covert to Catholicism, crosses from Israeli-held to Jordanian-held Jerusalem. The backdrop is the Eichmann trial of 1961. So begins a series of bizarre, sometimes comic events. By limiting himself to a single English and a single Arab accent, the narrator fails to provide this dialogue-rich text with adequate texture. He does achieve successful transitions through deliberate pauses and changes of voice. Thus, we're able to follow the many tangents the author uses to enrich the story and our listening pleasure. J.K.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140027459
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140027459