One Thousand and One Nights

by Hanan Al-Shaykh | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 140882776X Global Overview for this book
Registered by kinedi of Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on 1/9/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, January 09, 2017
One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by Shahrazad under sentence of death to King Shahrayar. Maddened by the discovery of his wife's orgies, King Shahrayar vows to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning. To survive, his newest wife Shahrazad spins a web of tales each night, leaving the King in suspense when morning comes, prolonging her life for another day.

Gathered from India, Persia and across the great Arab empire, these mesmerising stories tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. Retold by Hanan al-Shaykh, One Thousand and One Nights are revealed in an intoxicating new voice.

Bookclub Feb 2017

Journal Entry 2 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Thursday, January 19, 2017
Beautifully written fairytales, quite mesmerizing and even at times funny. Had to force myself to read slowly to cherish them for a bit longer.

Journal Entry 3 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (12/2/2020 UTC) at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom

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On its way to Nu-Knees. Hope you enjoy this one as much ad I did


Journal Entry 4 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 04, 2020
Thank you very much, kinedi, for the lovely package of books and Christmas Greetings the postman brought me. Your card was one of the first to arrive and is already on display. I would say that they're up for all to see but I'm not expecting anyone who doesn't live here to enter the house until the Spring, long after the Christmas decorations will have been taken down again! In the meantime, OldKnees and I are enjoying the colour and light we've surrounded ourselves with!

I look forward to reading this retelling of the tales from the One Thousand and One Nights, plan to start it immediately, have already whetted my appetite with the foreword :-) Thank you.

Journal Entry 5 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 13, 2020
I loved these exotic fairy tales from magical far-away places.
Thank you again, kinedi - they're wonderful!

Journal Entry 6 by wingNu-Kneeswing at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Released 3 wks ago (12/22/2020 UTC) at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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To tree-hugger, with all sorts of Happy Christmas Greetings!

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