An autobiography of the early years of Freya Stark. Does not contain accounts of her travels to the Middle East.
About the author (from Wikipedia):
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.