Posts tagged with ‘Tim Mackintosh-Smith’

Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

I was originally considering Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land* as my book from Yemen for the Read The World challenge, but I’ve tracked down a novel by an actual Yemeni writer which is available in English⁑, so I’ll read that at some stage. I still wanted to read Travels in Dictionary Land, though, because I very […]

The Hall of a Thousand Columns

Tim Mackintosh-Smith at a Makdunaldiz in Sharjah: An occasional meaning did rise out of the nonsense. For instance, a child with a wide and poetical vocabulary might be puzzled by his hābī mīl (‘Happy Meal’) – ‘My serpent is an eyeliner pencil’. An enjoyable book, so far. Though I’d suggest you start with Travels With […]