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Eliot is a gentle traveller with distinct interests and biases. His view of Iran is dominated by friends, encounters and monuments. He is interested in art and religion but not in politics. His perennial struggles to avoid being ripped off by taxi drivers and museum staff lighten the mood and the fr...
A lyrical and poetic travel book. It is beautifully written and you understand how he immersed himself in the country
Why do I want a third of a book reading about the training regime before the actual story starts. Tedious, needed to be tighter and as it was set before 9/11 it wasn't exactly rocket science..
I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway. What is the Network? -- p. 130:“The Network's original goal was to establish a structure, to be activated in times of need, to penetrate key groups relevant to British interests in the Middle East and gather information on their activities. It op...