Memoirs of a Persian Childhood

Memoirs of a Persian Childhood

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MAR Taleghany
978-1-909075-23-8 / 264pp / pb
Towards the end of his fascinating memoir, recalling a different time in what seems like a distant world, M Taleghany writes:
“It is some fifty years since my early childhood came to an end when our family moved from the Royal Court quarters to a larger house in Hassan-Abad, ie, from the vicinity of the old Qajar Palace to within half a mile of the new Pahlavi Palace on the newly built Pahlavi Road. This road, over ten miles long, connected the main Railway Station in the south of Tehran to the royal summer residence of Sa’d-abad Palace right on the slopes of the mighty Alborze mountains. And while I was studying in the UK, my family moved once more, to the spacious mansion in the Amir-abad area on the northern edge of the city, near the old Racing Course of Tehran. Despite all these changes and moves there grew a yearning in me to visit the old grounds of my childhood.”

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