Author Anthony Smith
Publisher Readers Union
ISBN 0-14-009596-9 (1990 Penguin edition)
Size 145x220mm (5.75x8.75in)
Price £25+ (original edition)
On the subject of British and Commonwealth soft-skin transport, Blind White Fish in Persia is an account of an overland journey in a war-surplus Bedford MW lorry. It documents a small Oxford University expedition to Persia in 1950, exploring the Qanat underground irrigation tunnel and the book’s title refers to a species of white sightless fish discovered by the author and subsequently named Nemacheilus Smithi after him.