Blind White Fish in Persia

Author Anthony Smith

Publisher Readers Union

Year 1954

ISBN 0-14-009596-9 (1990 Penguin edition)

Language English

Binding Hardback

Pages 235

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.


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