ISBN: 0375757538
Title: The Valleys of the Assassins: and Other Persian Travels (Modern Library Paperbacks)
Author: Freya Stark
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: 2001-07-24
Number Of Pages: 320
Average Amazon Rating: 3.5

First published in 1934, Freya Stark's classic tale of her travels through Persia has been reprinted once again and is just as much a gem now as when first published. At the age of 37, Stark shocked her fellow Brits by moving to Baghdad, befriending the locals, studying Arabic and the Koran, and then setting out on expeditions to remote and uncharted areas of the Islamic world by foot, donkey, camel, and car. With her fascination for secret Islamic societies