3 Late for Tea at the Deer Palace.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
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3 LATE FOR TEA AT THE DEER PALACE

BY TAMARA CHALABI

PUBLISHED BY HARPER PRESS

ISBN 9780007249312

PRICE 25.00 [pounds sterling] HARDBACK

In Late for Tea at the Deer Palace, Tamara Chalabi explores the dramatic story of her extraordinary family's history in this beautiful, passionate and troubled land. The Chalabis are one of the oldest and most prominent families in Iraq. For centuries they have occupied positions of honour and responsibility, loyally serving first the Ottoman Empire and, later, the national government. From the grand opulence of her great-grandfather's house and the birth of the modern state, through to the elegant Iraq of her grandmother Bibi, who lived the life of a queen in...

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