9 May 2011

Featured Author - Jill Worrall

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:10 pm on 9 May 2011

It was while sitting beside a 400 year old bridge, smoking a fruit flavoured tobacco pipe, that travel writer Jill Worrall came up with the idea for her latest book. Jill and her friend Reza were organising tours in Iran, when they started thinking about a trip that would follow in the footsteps of some of the earliest visitors to the country - the merchants whose camels travelled along the ancient silk route that linked the Far East and Europe. The journey that followed that conversation took Jill and Reza across thousands of miles as they explored the culture, history and architecture of Iran.

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