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Dame Freya Stark
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Born on 31st of January 1893
Died on 9th of May 1993

Born 1893 - Paris, France. Died 1993 - English writer and traveller.

Nurse on Italian front during WWI. Studied Arabic, invited to Baghdad by the Prime Minister. Worked on Baghdad Times, mapped Valley of the Assassins in Luristan. Worked for Ministry of Information in Aden and Cairo during WWII. Travelled extensively in Europe, Asian and Middle East writing over 30 travel books.

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