In this lyrical journey Naim Attallah captures the purity and simplicity of these two old ladies lives, and evokes the sounds and smells of a small Palestinian town, unchanged through the ages. The old ladies' qualities - courage, fortitude, determination, stoicism, and their loving kindness - shine out from these pages, a testament to a way of life that becomes increasingly rare to find.
Naim Attallah is curently the chairman of Quartet Books. He was for many years CEO of the Asprey group, co-founded the Academy Club with Auberon Waugh, co-founded The Women's Press, supported The Literary Review and The Oldie for many years and has been involved in numerous productions for the theatre, cinema and television. He has written three volumes of autobiography. He lives in London and is married with one son.