Tales From The Life Of Bruce Wannell
A biography told through stories
Published by Eland Books, 2019
Bruce Wannell was the greatest Orientalist traveler of his generation: A Paddy Leigh Fermor of the East, a Kim for our time. He had lived through the Iranian revolution, worked in Afghanistan and could transcribe the most complex Arabic calligraphy by sight and spoke Persian with dazzling, poetic beauty. He could organize a concert within days of arriving in a foreign city or walk across a mountain with just walnuts and dried mulberries in his pocket. He was a true original remembered here with affection, humour and wonder by his friends.