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THE LYCIAN SHORE is an account of a single journey in a sailing yacht along the Asia Minor coast of Turkey in the early 1950s. The author and her companions followed the trail of Greek and Persian traders, the men who prepared the scene for Alexander the Great. Just as the ancient voyagers did, they landed as the tides and winds allowed.
It was no ordinary journey and Freya Stark is no ordinary guide. The exciting, imaginative quality of her writing and her grasp of antiquity bring to life an ancient civilization with brilliance and intensity.
"Few writers have the capacity to do with words what Faberge could do with gems--to fashion them, without violating their quality. It is this extraordinary talent which sets Freya Stark apart from her fellow craftsman in the construction of books on travel." (The Daily Telegraph)
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Freya Stark (1893-1993), called "the poet of travel," was the doyenne of Middle East travel writers and one of the most courageous and adventurous female travelers in history. She traveled extensively through Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, and Southern Arabia, where she became the first western woman to travel through the Hadhramaut. Usually solo, she ventured to places few Europeans had ever been, and her journeys earned her the title of Dame along with huge public acclaim. Her classic books include Travels in the Near East, Ionia, The Southern Gates of Arabia, Alexander's Path, Dust in the Lion's Paw, East is West and Valleys of the Assassins.
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