Bet You Didn't Know This About Beirut!
Text by Warren Singh-Bartlett
Illustrations and Design by Sinan Hallak
Delve into the underbelly of Beirut through its past, its myths, truths and half-truths sometimes twisted or stretched by the Lebanese themselves!. Experience Beirut’s dug up facts and artifacts – from Phoenician to Roman to plain old bizarre and ridiculous – courtesy of Warren’s fun gems that tell of this “phoenix city forever rising from its ashes” and a people that have made this endurance possible. Crammed with a wealth of knowledge, this book dares to challenge even the most dedicated Lebanon connoisseur! Bet You Didn’t Know This About Beirut! is a compendium of fascinating and quirky facts about the capital and wider Lebanese landscape, dealing with diverse and scintillating topics, such as family relations, the stories behind famous monuments, strange facts about well-known Lebanese personalities, crazy tales about food and drink. The emphasis is on the outlandish and intriguing – still staying within the bounds of good taste – as it entertains the reader and stimulates topics of conversation with friends and family. The Lebanese and foreigner alike can indulge in this cleverly illustrated textual treat, which holds a lens to this nation that loves to relish the idiosyncrasies of its own people and celebrate its dearest habits.
Softcover with flaps - 180 pp