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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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I’m sure it’s just me — but the girl covered the woman with her tiny body, holding the older woman to provide comfort in a nurturing role. This book was recommended to me by someone who shares similar reading tastes as myself – despite that this book was not very good. I didn’t even reshelve that many when I set up a new shelf.

Because much of this book lulls you into a feeling of “Wow! Alone in the desert we would be forced to rely on ourselves, and each other, leaving behind for a short time the crutches of our modern life. All the Light We Cannot See. A Trick of the Light.

HONEYMOON IN PURDAH by Alison Wearing | Kirkus Reviews

All My Puny Sorrows. Getting visas was an ordeal, and a source of concern, since time was limited — the trip had to be completed before the start of the hot season. honey,oon

Whatever our reasons for setting off on a trip, most of us discover new perspectives and explore our own identities while travelling. Feb 21, Paula rated it liked it Shelves: This is a book that I want to loan to friends, then read again when it finally makes its way back to me.


It may not be hneymoon best way to learn about Iran, but it is purxah an interesting way to expand our knowledge of the people and of the culture. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

Extremely engaging and well done. Honeymoo begs the question: A Gentleman in Moscow. This behavior sums up this rising generation and their ways, they want to experience culture but they want it under their terms so did she really get to see Iran?

View all 15 comments. This book is not only informative, it is entertaining.

Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey by Alison Wearing

However, I couldn’t help but be annoyed by the author-narrator. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Elusive Face of Iran. I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it gave me a picture of life in Iran and some of the customs of Islam.

Descripciones minuciosas de las acciones, con frases muy cortas, enormemente detalladas. There are no purdxh topics on this book yet. His tone is non-judgmental, even when faced with unpleasant characters, and he suffers little despair as a traveller until the end of his account. I recommend the book as a beautiful introduction to the people of Iran.

It’s really distressing the number of bug affecting the books right now. Even in small ways. This bo 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 pjrdah is pretty slim.


After developing a passionate love of dance while living in Mexico, Alison honeyoon begin to experiment with the blending of text, music and movement. The Pearl that Broke Its Shell. We do take ourselves with us, as Plato said, wherever we go. I particularly enjoyed the fact that this book, unlike to many other travel memoirs, was more about the people met, rather than the traveler.


It was recommended to me by the most beautiful pudah who used to run a persian restaurant in Kensington Market.

Throughout its pages, Ms. It was always something for showing other people. She admittedly lost a travel companion on a previous trip because she was too absorbed in a book. However, I wish the author had woven historical fact in with her travel stories and character sketches. With a love of travel, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran–a country that few Westerners have a chance to see. In many situations, she was dressed appropriately when wearing puradh pants, a long coat that came nearly to her ankles, and a scarf covering every bit of her honeymooh, but in some situations such as visiting Islamic holy sitesshe honeymon expected to further cover up by wearing a chaador on top of the whole outfit.

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They Left Us Everything. A great read for anyone who enjoys memoirs. She and her “husband” don’t get along on the trip.