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Oman: in search of a timeless place

Thursday 31st March 2016


I’ve always felt the draw of the desert – that peculiar allure of such an alien, beautiful, pitiless place. I’d wanted to write a novel about that draw for some time, but I’d had to wait for the right story to appear. It had to be Arabia, and it had to be the Empty Quarter – the world’s largest continuous sand desert; and luckily, there is one country still welcoming tourists from which you can travel into the Empty Quarter: Oman. This bewitching country forms the backdrop for my latest novel, The English Girl...


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[photo credit Lysbeth Trace]


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