Beautifully written, fresh and fascinating at every turn, Honeymoon in Purdah reveals an Iran rarely seen by Westerners. Published by: Deutsches Taschenbuch. Whatever our reasons for setting off on a trip, most of us discover new perspectives and explore our own identities while travelling. We do take ourselves with us. She may not believe in fear, but she’ll permit herself a white lie: her Iranian sojourn is not a honeymoon. She is, in fact, not married to her.

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Jun 25, Sophia rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Ordinary people who they encountered on the street offered food, companionship, and lodging. It was recommended to me by the most beautiful man who used to run a persian restaurant in Kensington Market.

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It stuck me that the young girl has seen this sort of domestic scenes purcah. The writing did not appeal to me at all. Wearing allows both sides to have their say in her book. The Witches of New York.


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I think he version of the story would have been far more interesting since he was the best part of the book. The Lurdah Way Home.

Parts of the trip were fraught with tension. However, I wish the author had woven historical fact in with her travel stories and character sketches. We may travel to breathe new life into our hearts after a divorce, or simply to bring some stimulation into lives dulled by routine. Books by Alison Wearing.

Sep 06, Annette added it. Un par de citas: This book coupled with a few others I have read about Iran has really whetted my appetite to travel in this beautiful country but the likelihood of that ever happening is pretty slim. However, I couldn’t help but be annoyed by the author-narrator.

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It was like she thought up a creative and lovely paragraph honyemoon dropped it randomly on honeyymoon page. I wouldn’t mind, for example, to share a strong cup of tea to get the dirt!

This travel memoir was one of my favorites– not just travel books–but books. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


All the Light We Cannot See.

She portrays so many people in this book as being kind and gracious and yet she deceives them. Bedouin guides, now used to such modern conveniences as land cruisers and cell phones, were reluctant to join the expedition.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. She and her “husband” don’t get along on the trip.

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Traveling with a male friend, in the guise of a couple on their honeymoon, Wearing set out on her own at every available opportunity. Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Honeymoon in Purdah is a book of sketches gathered over the course of one woman’s journey in Iran. There were a part that hint to a professor’s presumably monetary offer in exchange for presumably sex, and then there was honeymooj storyline when our protagonist smuggled herself out of Iran across the border so that she could hineymoon political asylum from Australia.

It is so easy to… how do you call it… act as some other person.