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Neither East nor West: An Iranian rhapsody

Ayatollah Khomeini's ominous words for his country - 'neither East nor West' - turn into altogether less sinister in Ms Pryce's humour-filled telling

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Vikram Johri
Revolutionary Ride
On the Road in Search of the Real Iran 
Lois Pryce 
Hachette 
287 pages 
Rs 499

In 2011, protesters, livid at the sanctions imposed against their country, stormed the British embassy in Tehran and set it on fire. In retaliation, the British government shut down the Iranian embassy in London. At about the same time, Lois Pryce, the author of the book under review, found a note tagged to her bike parked outside the Iranian embassy in Kensington.

"I have seen your motorbike and I think you have travelled to many countries,” the note read. “Please do not think of what has happened

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 5:54 AM IST

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