In December 1994, at a time of intense political initiative for peace in the Middle East, Bettina Selby set off on a journey from Cyprus to the Holy Land. Riding her bicycle wherever possible, she travelled through Lebanon, Syria and Jordan to Jerusalem. Her final destination was a city she knew and loved; so much so that the political turmoil of recent times had made her unwilling to return.
Now spurred on by the Jordan/Israel peace treaty, and an audience with King HUssein, Bettina felt that perhaps at last a new perspective on Israel could be achieved. Over the next two months she travelled widely, from the ruins of Byblos in Lebanon to the refugee camps of Gaza. In every place she was offered the hand of friendship by peoople of diverse race and culture.
What begins as an enjoyable and quirky travelogue fast becomes a compelling critique of middle eastern politics, and its historical and religious foundations. In clear and lyrical prose, Bettina Selby has produced a fascinating account of her travels and a valuable contribution to our understanding of the modern Holy Land
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Bettina Selby is one of Britain's best-loved travel writers. Her mode of transport is usually bicycle. In December 1994, spurred on by the Jordan/Israeli peace treaty and an audience with King Hussein, Bettina cycled from Cyprus to the Holy Land, traveling the area widely. Her chronicle of the trip includes the extraordinary manner in which she was offered the hand of friendship by people of diverse race and culture at every stop. photos.
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Book Description Mountain House Publishing, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006280366