Researching this romantic corner of the Arabian peninsula for her book, Katherine Webb fell in love with the beautiful calm of the desert.
My novel is set in Oman, so I visited as a researcher not as a tourist. Rather than relaxing, I wanted to see as much as possible: to explore its cities and mountains, and the Empty Quarter, the world’s largest sand desert.
Unlike the UAE, Oman retains a traditional look and feel. It doesn’t have the high rises you find all over the Emirates. In Oman you can still see the Arabia of 100 years ago, and that was important to me and for the book...
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