The Moving Finger…….
As a child I had an illustrated copy of Arabian Nights. I was fascinated by those pictures and stories. It conjured up an exotic world that seemed magical and so far removed from my own. That is why I am drawn to this copy of “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam”. It is beautifully illustrated by Edmund Dulac and seems once again to transport me to ancient Persia and to the minarets and medinas, to the souks and the desert oases where people could sit under a tree and eat figs and fruit they had picked there.