Aramco World interview with Violet Dickson

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 in General

Check out this comprehensive and really lovely 1972 interview with Dame Violet Dickson (1896-1991), the wife of H.R.P. Dickson, British Political Resident in Kuwait from 1929-1936. It vividly describe the old way of life in this Eastern Arabian port, with a face to the sea and a face to the desert, and how modernization brought that old way of life to a rapid demise.

I am in Kuwait now, and have a terrible case of insomnia.

2 Responses to “Aramco World interview with Violet Dickson”

  1. This is a wonderful article, but Saudi Aramco World never fails; it always has wonderful articles!

  2. What an interesting interview, such a sad story of the Saluki, it reminded me of our Welsh legend of Gelert. I can’t believe that I haven’t been here for so long… looking forward to a catch up this w/e!

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