Nicholas Jubber moved to Jerusalem after graduating from Oxford University. He'd been working two weeks when the intifada broke out and he started travelling the Middle East and East Africa. He has written three previous books, The Timbuktu School for Nomads, The Prester Quest (winner of the Dolman Prize) and Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard (shortlisted for the Dolman Prize). He has written for the Guardian, Observer, and the Globe and Mail.
PRAISE FOR NICHOLAS JUBBER - - Engrossing and highly enjoyable. - Spectator Impeccably researched and elegantly written. A writer who can deliver both serious historical research and entertaining escapades with both credibility and passion. A wonderful travel adventure and a defense of journeys without end. Gloriously entertaining . . . a heady blend of epic riddle and historical jigsaw that is written with exuberance, confidence and passion.