A Crackle of Thorns. Experiences In The Middle East.

Kirkbride, Sir Alec Seath.

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Book ID: 1224


8vo. [6], 201 pp., 17 b/w sketches and photo illustrations, 1 map, red cloth in soiled with small tear d/w, index, occasional foxing, previous owner’s inscription on jacket front flap, John Murray, London, first edition, 1956.


Sir Alec Kirkbride began his service in the Middle East in 1916 as a young soldier. He retired in 1955 after being British Ambassador in Libya . He served in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, the Hejaz and Syria where he found unusual experiences and adventures Having served under Lawrence, the author went on to become advisor for thirty years to King Abdallah of Jordan, and then became British ambassador to Libya.

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