Off to Jordan in August...

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    ....and would really like to "get a feel of the place" before i go, by immersing myself in a great fiction. The only one i can think of is Lawrence of Arabia.
    Anyoen else have any ideas?!? Or any books you can recommend?

    Thanks in advance! xxx
     
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    Have you ever been to Daunt Books in London?

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    No, never heard of it!!! Will have to investigate!! Thanks!!! Xxxx
     
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    Lucky you! I would love to go there!

    I had a look on Amazon and once you get past Katie Bloody Price(!!) there were a number of books about Jordan (the place) but in the Rough Guide type style. Not sure if any single person has travelled there and wrote about it.

    Will check on that.
     
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    Found one that is a bit different than the usual guide books -Kingdom of the Film Stars: Journey into Jordan by Annie Caulfied (Lonely Planet Journeys). About her falling in love with a Bedoin. You can get it from various sellars from Amazon from as little as 1p to £12.95.

    Check it out on Amazon.
     
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    Live from Jordan: Letters home from my journey through the Middle East by Benjamin Orbach.

    He is from Pittsburgh and went there on the eve of the USA's invasion of Iraq (eek!). He got to meet all kinds of people so it may give you an idea of how they view the world and tourists!
     
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    Brilliant!! Thanks ever so much!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
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    You are most welcome. I liked the sound of the Benjamin Orback one that I ordered it myself from Amazon!
     
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    Hahaha!! I've ordered the other one, so let me know how you get on!! :) xxx
     
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