By Peter Clark
When Peter Clark arrived in Damascus 1992 to open the recent British Council place of work, he was once to not comprehend that the subsequent 5 years have been to offer him a different window at the higher echelons of Syrian society within the previous few years of Hafez Al-Assad’s rule. right here we see the dramas and exercises of way of life performed out opposed to the backdrop of the world’s oldest always inhabited urban at the eve of cave in into civil war.
Enchanting and alarming via turns, daily occasions mix to color a shiny and virtually nostalgic photo of existence during this striking city.
“Very few foreigners achieve a lot figuring out of it yet Peter Clark is an exception. His fluent Arabic and broad event of the center East have been an exceptional aid yet he additionally had the valuable skill to realize a true figuring out of Syrian society with no wasting his objectivity and experience of proportion.”
Sir Andrew eco-friendly KCMG
British Ambassador to Syria 1991-4.
All royalties from this publication visit the stated starting place Syrian aid Programme.
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