Book Description: Freya Stark has fascinated the world with stories of her intrepid travels to the Middle East and lively accounts of her early life. In TRAVELLER'S PRELUDE she described her first journey, a trip through the Alps at the age of two. From that age on, she was a restless and charismatic sojourner and, fortunately for us, a born storyteller. BEYOND EUPHRATES takes up the tale at the start of her Eastern travels in 1928 through 1933, undetered by an illness which threatened her life. Through letters and snatches of her diary, she describes Baghdad, life in a harem in Damascus, journeys in Persia and a treasure hunt in Luristan. In addition, she visited England and Canada, all the while maintaining her residence in Italy.