Dame Freya Madeline Stark (Mrs Stewart Perowne), DBE (born 31 January 1893 in Paris, France; died 9 May 1993 in Asolo, Italy) was a British explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as several autobiographic works and essays. She was one of the first non-Arabians to travel through the southern Arabian deserts.
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