Wilfred Thesiger: A Life in Pictures is an exquisite pictorial record that charts the outstanding achievements of one of the world’s most distinguished travel writers and photographers. Thesiger twice negotiated the Empty Quarter while living among the Bedu, and spent several years from 1950 to 1958 with the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq, travelling at intervals in Kurdistan, Morocco and the Karakoram and Hindu Kush ranges of western Asia. He died in Surrey, England, in August 2003, and this engrossing title is a tribute to the excellence of his work. This beautifully produced, coffee-table book contains 250 of his most stunning images, which capture the spirit of a bygone era. These are accompanied by Thesiger’s own recollections, his vivid prose expressing a romantic but austere vision.