Winner of the first International Beethoven Prize for Human Rights in 2015, AA is a classically trained Syrian-Palestinian pianist. This is his memoir of his former life, the Syrian civil war, his eventual escape and new life in Germany.
In 1842 a young French artist and historian set out on a 3-year journey round the Middle East, returning with over 1000 daguerreotypes, which include the earliest surviving photographs of Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon and Syria. Some 120 are reproduced in this catalogue to an exhibition at the Met.
Laurence Housman, illustrated by Edmund Dulac, introduction by Marina Warner
Includes Aladdin, The Three Calendars and The Sleeper Awakened. Beautifully written in what Warner calls the “dialect of enchantment”, enrapturingly recondite and an exquisite match for Dulac’s thrilling and fantastical illustrations. Ages 8-12 and everyone older too.
Helou has been described as both a scholar and a hedonist: in this new book she fulfills both roles once again. Her latest culinary explorations take us from Senegal to Indonesia via the Arabian Peninsula, Persia and North Africa. An expansive and delicious mix of knowledge and recipes.
Powerful biography of the outstanding American journalist who worked for nearly 30 years for the Sunday Times as a foreign correspondent, famously courageous and charismatic. She was killed in Syria in 2012 during the siege of Homs.