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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 A Memoir of Arabia
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'From 1988 to 1991, Alex McGoldrick lived in Riyadh as Australian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the emirates of the Persian Gulf, the Sultanate of Oman and the Yemen.

'Observing first hand the Gulf War and its effects on Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states, this memoir also casts an eye on Saudi society: the influence of Wahabbist Islam and the strict application of sharia law and the difficulties facing expatriates living under it.

'It has much to say about the work of the Australian Embassy and the problems that can arise in dealing with the Saudi authorities - not least those associated with the rejection in 1989 of shipments of Australian sheep that led to long-term suspension of the trade.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of my daughter Sally
  • Launched by Philip Flood at Paperchain Bookstore, Manuka, Australian Capital Territory, 6 October, 2010.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Alex McGoldrick , 2010 .
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      Extent: 110p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-103) and index.
      • Published 1 December 2010
      ISBN: 9780958022613 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Marcus Low , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Voice : A Journal of Comment and Review , December no. 36 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of A Memoir of Arabia Alex McGoldrick , 2010 single work autobiography
Untitled Marcus Low , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Voice : A Journal of Comment and Review , December no. 36 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of A Memoir of Arabia Alex McGoldrick , 2010 single work autobiography
Last amended 5 Jan 2015 15:57:07
Subjects:
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    Saudi Arabia,
    c
    Arabian peninsula, Middle East, Asia,
  • 1988-1991
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