Throw Down the Anchor

your guide to Muttrah Souq

If you have ever wandered around Mutrah Souq and wondered about its history the book Thrown Down the Anchor is a great read, written by Maxine Burden. Its full of personal recollections of the time, not so long ago, when the souq was the hub of all things commercial in the Muscat area.

Throw Down the Anchor - the story of Mutrah Souq
Throw Down the Anchor – The Story of Mutrah Souq

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Y Magazine of Oman does a double page about the book.

Y Magazine’ s Kate Ginn rang me last week regarding the book and after a chat asked for photos. I of course expected a short piece with a photo or two. So it was fantastic to open up Y Magazine this morning and see a double page spread about the book. You can read it here http://www.y-oman.com/2013/03/heritage-hunter/ (thanks Kate)

Y Magazine article about Walking Through History
Y Magazine article about Walking Through History

Chris Fisher of Oman’s Merge FM chats with me about the book ‘Walking Through History’

Chris Fisher of  Radio Merge talks with Tony Walsh in his studio for a chat about the book ‘ Walking Through History’.

Chris Fisher hard at work on Merge FM
Chris Fisher hard at work on Merge FM

How he manages to juggle all the controls at his desk and Continue reading “Chris Fisher of Oman’s Merge FM chats with me about the book ‘Walking Through History’”

Arab Horses in Oman looking splendid before an event.

One of my favourite images are of Oman’s Arab Horses decked out in traditional silver.  Marco Polo wrote about them in his book ‘The Travels’ –  “and the merchants take a great number of Arab horses to that market (of India from Al Balid)”

Arab Horses from the book ‘Walking Through History’
Arab Horses from the book ‘Walking Through History’

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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”

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

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 “‘Oman Living Traditions’ Abdullah Al Shuhi’s new book”