Thesiger


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Thesiger

(ˈθɛsɪdʒə)
n
(Biography) Wilfred (Patrick). 1910–2003, British writer, who explored the Empty Quarter of Arabia (1945–50) and lived with the Iraqi marsh Arabs (1950–58). His books include Arabian Sands (1958), The Marsh Arabs (1964), and My Kenya Days (1994)
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After Doughty's accounts of pilgrimage routes in the desert, and Lawrence's drama of revolt, Arabia must have seemed overwritten to Wilfred Thesiger when he went there immediately after World War II.
A seasoned Arabist and explorer, Asher has previously published a biography of the explorer and author Wilfred Thesiger and a study of Lawrence's adopted brothers, the Bedu.
As patron of the Ethiopian Challenge 1999 he was launching the project at a reception at St James's Palace this afternoon, attended by the explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger, and Ethiopian Ambassador Dr Beyene Negawo.
But those who feel, with the great traveler Wilfred Thesiger, that "it is not the goal but the way there that matters" will find in this novel's finely-etched sights and thoughtful insights an unusual and memorable journey.
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It begins in 1863 with John Hanning Speke and James Grant discussing the Nile and its sources, and ends in 1954 with Wilfred Thesiger musing on the marshmen of Southern Iraq.
Then there's Into The Empty Quarter, showing the attempt by Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron to drag a home-made steel cart loaded with supplies more than 1,000 miles through a desert in the footsteps of great adventurer Wilfred Thesiger.