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By Lydia Laube

"Cardiac resuscitation was once usually utilized to a sufferer who was once quick asleep. The hapless sufferer woke from a relaxed shut eye to discover someone, usually an infidel, leaping up and down on his chest." Lydia Laube labored as a nurse in Saudi Arabia in a society that doesn't permit girls to force, vote, or communicate to a guy by myself. donning head-to-toe coverings in stifling warmth, and combating administrative apathy, Lydia Laube saved her sanity and obtained her passport again. "Behind the Veil" is the hilarious account of an Australian woman's conflict opposed to the percentages. it is going to retain you entertained for hours.

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Finally, I reach the car park and am about to head back when there is a massive explosion from the sea and several small boats burst into flames. I peer across the water just in time to see the defiant chin of a large black pirate vessel jutting out from behind steep cliffs in the distance. The ship hovers on the far rim of the bay, its frame resplendent in the glowing rays of the sun. Slowly and steadily it forges a menacing path towards Platja d’en Repic, the beach on the south side of the port.

The waiter bustles over and places glasses of cold cava in front of us. In characteristic mode, Pep is smoking a puro and wearing a wide-brimmed panama which obscures his grey wavy locks. ’ I ask. ’ sighs Pep, inhaling deeply. 44 W A R A ND P E A CE ‘It’s just a bit of Mallorcan folklore,’ says Juana. Pep gives her a frown. With some impatience he taps his cigar against the table, grinding the ash under his foot. ‘The words were written by Joan Alcover I Maspons, a friend of my grandfather. ’ He slips me a smile.

We are clinking glasses when a confident young woman strides towards us. She smiles indulgently at Alan. ’ ‘Great! I wonder if you’d mind doing a brief piece to camera? I’m filming with Channel Four. ’ A gaunt man trails behind her in the gloom, gripping a large furry object to his chest, indicating that he’s either a sound engineer or a rodent fetishist. Alan rises from his seat. ’ quips Pep. ’ ‘Ha! Your brief moment of fame,’ he cries, patting Alan on the back. ‘I must see this,’ says Juana, with a certain irony in her voice.

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