New Zealand nurse builds life among Bedouins

Married To A Bedouin, by Marguerite van Geldermalsen, Virago, €16.

14th October, 2006

Married To A Bedouin, by Marguerite van Geldermalsen, Virago, €16.

Cavemen have their attractions, but the picture of Marguerite and Mohammad standing in front of their cave in Petra shows more clearly than words that it was no chest-beating macho man she married. The sweetness and trust in both faces shines out in the picture, as it does in their story.

Briefly, Marguerite, a nurse from New Zealand, was doing that Kiwi thing of trekking...

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