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Finding Peace in the Holy Land

Lauren Booth




A British Muslim Memoir


This work is a timely memoir told with brisk honesty and sharp humour. Sweeping from the suburbs of North London to the olive groves of Palestine, it explores a life of excess-to-spirituality impacted by struggle of a distant people.


Paddling the celebrity shallows of the 1990s as 'Tony Blair's sister-in-law', Lauren Booth explored everything city life had on offer. Yet, as a cautious Christian, she was drawn to the Holy Land too.


Given the chance to visit Palestine, instead of finding the faith of her Catholic heritage, she became embroiled in the people's struggle, accidentally breaking a deadly siege by land and sea, playing handball with Hamas and witnessing daily acts of patience and courage which would change her forever.


Finding Peace in the Holy Land is a witty personal odyssey calling the reader to consider the universal question; 'what's this life thing all about?'


'A captivating modern pilgrimage. Booth's road to Mecca offers a precious and unique insight into the modern Islamic reality.' - Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Dean Cambridge Muslim College