About the book (from Goodreads):
Letters from Syria is the incredible wartime story of the British explorer Freya Stark, having travelled extensively throughout the middle east in the inter war years, travelling further and more widely then any western explorer had done previously. joining the British Ministry of Information at the out break of World War II, she helped spread propaganda to the Arab nations aimed at persuading the Arabs to support the Allies.
About Freya Stark:
Dame Freya Madeline Stark (31 January 1893 – 9 May 1993) was a British explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as several autobiographic works and essays. She was one of the first non-Arabians to travel through the southern Arabian deserts.