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Freya Stark Quote On Travel

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.

Freya Stark

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art – Freya Stark #quotesontravel


Quotes on Solo Travel - Freya Stark Quote - Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it sharp contour and meaning of art.
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Author Biography

Dame Freya Madeline Stark was born in Paris, France on January 31, 1893, and died on May 9, 1993. She was a British explorer and travel writer.
At the age of 9, Freya received a copy of One Thousand and One Nights and became fascinated with the Orient. She was often ill while young and found an outlet in reading. She taught herself Latin.
When she was 13, she had an accident in Italy in a factory in which her hair was caught in a machine and her scalp and right ear were ripped off. This is why she wore hats or bonnets.
During World War I, Stark trained as a VAD and served initially with G.M Trevelyan’s British Red Cross ambulance unit, based at the Villa Trento near Udline. During World War II Stark joined the British Ministry of Information and contributed to the creation of the propaganda network Ikhwan al Hurriya.
She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as several autobiographical works and essays.
Her collection of books includes East is West, The Valley of Assassins and Other Persian Travels, A Winter in Arabia and Over the Rim of the  World.

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