Dreamers of the Day, by Mary Doria Russell

Set at the end of World War I when the current Middle East was politically and geographically established, this is the story of a 38 year old school teacher who travels to Egypt and witnesses the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference. She meets Winston Churchill, Gertrude Bell and Lawrence of Arabia. She travels with this group to Palestine. There is romance, intrigue and lots of historical events to keep the reader interested. For dog lovers, there is a cute dachshund who travels with her and who steals the show.

RATING: * * * * Very, very good
Reviewed by: klm

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