Sand & Stilettos

A Girls' Guide to Life, Work & Play in the United Arab Emirates

by Georgina Chaplain


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Softcover
$15.66
Hardcover
$32.07
E-Book
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Softcover
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/7/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781456772277
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781456772291
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781456772284

About the Book

This is a somewhat 'tongue-in-cheek' interpretation of the rookie expat' experience of a late-forty something, single, white- western female who, in the summer of 2007, embarked on a journey exploring the minds and mirages of the Middle East. Soaked in sunshine in its many guises along the way, here is a collection of journal entries, anecdotes, snippets of sound advice and observations of a land; its people, its cultures, traditions, and beyond. It is an honest look at all things U.A.E. from the perspective of the uninitiated for the uninitiated. So, whether you are trying to plan your great escape or considering a long over due gap year, now’s the time to pack a flight bag - and don’t forget your stilettos.


About the Author

Scarcely into her third career in thirty years and on the wrong side of forty-five-years old, she decided it was about time that she took some time out for herself. And so after much scrutinizing of her life as it was, her bank account and the international vacancy pages of The Times Educational Supplement, she eventually sold the car (it had a blown head-gasket anyway); signed the job contract; wrote her last will and testament, stocked up her daughter's grocery cupboards and took off for the Middle East.