Freya Stark in Persia

Malise Ruthven and Freya Stark


Freya Stark’s most famous work, Valley of the Assassins, stems from this period, and indeed she was so intrepid in venturing into remote areas of Luristan that the governor of Husainabad commented, “No wonder that yours is a powerful nation. Your women do what our men are afraid to attempt.” This volume includes much previously unpublished material.