What happens when a British family finds itself in eastern Lebanon to set up a pioneering branch of an environmental agency? David Chandler reviews an insightful and engaging introduction to Arab culture through the experiences of the Naylor family.
WHAT ARE THE RELIGIOUS trends that inform the thoughts, feelings and actions of Britain's Muslim communities? Philip Lewis reviews an indispensable and accessible work that lays bare the ideologies informing the main Islamic movements in Britain today.
IF ONE IS LOOKING for a critique of Judaism, or an ethnography of the Jews, Simon Schama's book is not the place to find it. This is a broad panorama of Jewish history which traces a remarkable love affair with words, argues Lela Gilbert.