jq-abstract

2013

Issue . 53
P. 28
Features
Take My Camel: The Disappearing Camels of Jerusalem and Jaffa
ABSTRACT
as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass,” is the once famous opening line of Rose Macaulay’s eccentric 1956 travel novel, The Towers of Trebizond.1
And the first-person narrator does take the camel traveling from Trebizond (Trabzon) on the Black Sea all the way to Jerusalem, where she tethers the beast in the garden of Saint George’s church and hostel.