Zahra Freeth

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Zahra Dickson Freeth (1925 - 20th May 2015[1]) is a British author, the daughter of H. R. P. Dickson (died 1959) and Dame Violet Dickson (died January 4, 1991), who has written several books on the Middle East.

Zahra Dickson grew up in Kuwait and later attended boarding schools in England. Her first book, Kuwait Was My Home, was published in 1956. She accompanied her husband to the bauxite mining town of Mackenzie, now known as Linden, in British Guiana (now Guyana) and wrote Run Softly, Demerara (1960) about her experiences there.

Her later writings have been on Middle Eastern topics, including a children's book, Rashid of Saudi Arabia (2001). She lives in Essex. Her brother, Saud Dickson, died in May 2005.

Zahra Freeth died on 20 May 2015 after a short illness.

Books by Zahra Freeth[edit]

  • Kuwait Was My Home. London: Allen and Unwin (1956)
  • Run Softly, Demerara. London: Allen and Unwin (1960)
  • A New Look at Kuwait. London: Allen and Unwin (1972)
  • Kuwait: Prospect and Reality. London: Allen and Unwin (1972) with H. V. F. Winstone
  • Explorers of Arabia: From Renaissance to the End of the Victorian Era. London: Allen and Unwin (1978) edited by H. V. F. Winstone and Zahra Freeth
  • "A Journey to Hail". Saudi Aramco World 31 (3) (May/June 1980) with H. V. F. Winstone
  • The Arab of the Desert by H. R. P Dickson (1983), 3rd edition revised and abridged; edited by Robert Wilson and Zahra Freeth
  • Rashid of Saudi Arabia. Lutterworth Press (2001)
    • Zahra Freeth also wrote the introduction to Traditional Architecture in Kuwait and the Northern Gulf by R. Lewcock. London: Art and Archaeology Research Papers and The United Bank of Kuwait (1978)

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