Jokha AlHarthi’s Celestial Bodies Man Booker International Prize book

Jokha AlHarthi’s Celestial Bodies is a book about three generations of an Omani family. An almost dreamlike narration of their lives in the town of Al Awafi describes three women, sisters, and their path towards marriage.

Camel Event outside Al Wafi town wall and mosque - Oman
Camel Event outside Al Wafi town wall and mosque – Oman

Asma marries out of duty, Khawla Continue readingJokha AlHarthi’s Celestial Bodies Man Booker International Prize book

LAND OF FRANKINCENSE is my Guide Book to historic places in Dhofar Oman associated with Frankincense -

THE LAND OF FRANKINCENSE’, MY NEW BOOK, explores key locations associated with Frankincense in Dhofar, including the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Land of Frankincense Paperback and eBook
The Land of Frankincense Paperback and eBook

Locations such as Wadi Andhur, Continue readingLAND OF FRANKINCENSE is my Guide Book to historic places in Dhofar Oman associated with Frankincense –

Arabia at the London Book Fair 2018

Tulips under a male Date Palm, just off Kensington High Street in London,

Date Palm - London
Date Palm – London

set the tone for a mix of Continue reading “Arabia at the London Book Fair 2018”

London Book Fair 2018

The offer for me to fill the vacant Presidential seat at the Book Fair London 2018 got turned down,

The President is Missing – London Book Fair
The President is Missing – London Book Fair

though I guess the new book by Bill Clinton and James Patterson ‘The President is Missing’ will Continue reading “London Book Fair 2018”

Oman Guide Book for 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’

Oman has been included in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’ and the Bradt Guide to Oman is now available worldwide.

This annual listing is a recommendation of those countries, cities or regions that Bradt, the award-winning guidebook publisher, feels should be visited.

Royal Opera House Muscat
Royal Opera House Muscat

This year’s exceptional places include Continue reading “Oman Guide Book for 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’”

Including local experiences in the Oman Guide for Bradt

Writing the revision for the Oman Guide for Bradt – Experiences that could and could not be included, turned out to be a difficult area to deal with.  I needed not only focus on finishing the text & maps but also change my viewpoint of Oman’s tourism.

Bait Al Zubair Museum
Bait Al Zubair Museum

Previously, for my tour company organising a visit into a museum in Oman for tourists would be pre-planned in a basic tour, a special visit to Honey Bee keeper Continue reading “Including local experiences in the Oman Guide for Bradt”

Oman Guide Book for Bradt rewrite!

Warm sunny days and a hot keyboard! My Oman Guide Book for Bradt rewrite is very intense; it’s not the information so much as writing it in a way that is unambiguous.

Rewrite of the Bradt Guide to Oman
Bradt Guide to Oman under Edit

One of the things Ive had to do is use Microsoft’s Word ‘review’ button. Continue reading “Oman Guide Book for Bradt rewrite!”

Oman Guide Book for Bradt rewrite during my next few months

Well! I’m excited to be authoring Oman Guide Book for Bradt 4th edition.

Excited to be updating the Bradt Guide to Oman 4th edition
Excited to be updating the Bradt Guide to Oman

The original Continue reading “Oman Guide Book for Bradt rewrite during my next few months”

Book signing in Sohar

Penny’s Cafe in Sohar was a great venue for our book signing. We arrived after a drive from Muscat and enjoyed not only Penny’s fantastic cakes – but afterwards a dinner in the Butterfly Hotel near the beach.

Tony at Book Signing in Sohar
Tony at Book Signing in Sohar

Walking Through History – sample of printed book arrives – so the publication is on schedule

I dropped into Al Roya’s office and saw the ‘dummy’ of my book.

Front Cover Book Walking Through History
Front Cover Book Walking Through History

All the pages have Continue reading “Walking Through History – sample of printed book arrives – so the publication is on schedule”

Abdullah Al Shuhi’s new book – ‘Oman Living Traditions’

Hot on the heels of Tonny’s art exhibition, Abdullah Al Shuhi has launched his new book ‘Oman Living Traditions’ at Bait al Baranda.

Abdullah Al-Shuhi Photographer
Abdullah Al-Shuhi Photographer

I first met Abdullah almost 20 Continue reading “Abdullah Al Shuhi’s new book – ‘Oman Living Traditions’”