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
Asma marries out of duty, Khawla
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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
Locations such as Wadi Andhur,
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Tulips under a male Date Palm, just off Kensington High Street in London,
Date Palm – London
set the tone for a mix of
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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
though I guess the new book by
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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
This year’s exceptional places include
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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
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
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Oman Guide for Bradt in
Faces magazine with a double page article.
FACES MAGAZINE writes about the Bradt Guide to Oman
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Bradt Guide to Oman cover is now finalized after a couple of edits,
Bradt Oman guide book cover
I’m so pleased and think this
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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.
Bradt Guide to Oman under Edit
One of the things Ive had to do is use Microsoft’s Word ‘review’ button.
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Well! I’m excited to be authoring Oman Guide Book for Bradt 4th edition.
Excited to be updating the Bradt Guide to Oman
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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
I dropped into Al Roya’s office and saw the ‘dummy’ of my book.
Front Cover Book Walking Through History
All the pages have
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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
I first met Abdullah almost 20
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On a humid morning Wild Plants of Oman is launched
Bait Al Baranda hosted the launch of Dr Annette Patzelt’s new book “Wild Plants of Oman’.
The launch of Wild Plants of Oman
For a layman the book has
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