The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran is a great memoir.
Journalist Kamin left Iran with her mother, sister and father in 1979.
She was just ten years of age and struggled to leave behind her huge close-knit family in Iran for the life of an immigrant family in Britain.
It was twenty years later before Kamin returns to Iran and the journey was her opportunity to learn about her family’s history and the effect of the Iran-Iraq war on those they left behind.
A fascinating insight on a topic much discussed but very rarely understood from a human perspective.
Recommended reading for anyone with an interest in the Middle East.