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The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.

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Autobiography 1939-1946 (1961) and publiFreya Starkd a history of Rome on the Euphrates: The Story of a Frontier (1966) and another collection of essays The Zodiac Arch (1968). During World War II Freya Stark joined the British Ministry of Information and contributed to the creation of the propaganda network Ikhwan al Hurriya ('Brotherhood of Freedom') aimed at persuading Arabs to support the Allies or at least remain neutral. During these years Freya Stark wrote nothing on travel and exploration but publiFreya Starkd a volume of miscellaneous essays Perseus in the Wind (1948) and three volumes of autobiography Traveller's Prelude (1950) Beyond Euphrates.

She was one of the first non-Arabians to travel through the southern Arabian deserts. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan as well as several autobiographic works and essays.

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