'Persian Pictures' is both travelogue and meditation, an elegiac and beautifully observed account of a spellbinding land.
About the Author
As a scholar, historian, linguist, archaeologist, photographer, secret service agent and traveller, (1868-1926), Gertrude Bell was a hugely significant figure of her time. Her early travels were made in Europe and Persia; she made two round-the-world trips (1897-98 and 1902-03). She was instrumental in creating the new state of Iraq and as Honorary Director of Antiquities in Iraq, she established the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. Dr Liora Lukitz has for several years been a research fellow at the Centre for Middle East Studies at Harvard University.