Freya Stark

  • On Traveling With a Notebook

    Author, traveler, and photographer, FREYA STARKhas journeyed extensively in the Middle East. Her knowledge of the Arabic language and the history of the region, combined with her understanding of the people, led the British government to give her a special assignment in the Middle East during World War H. She is a master of descriptive writing, and here is one of the reasons.

  • Saying What One Means

    Author, traveler, and photographer, FREYA STARK has journeyed extensively in the Middle East. Her knowledge of the Arabic language and of the history of the region, combined with her understanding of the people, led the British government to give her a special assignment in the Middle East during World War II. A master of descriptive writing. Miss Stark was recently invited by the BBC to speak on style. Here is what she said.