“I love it when a book grabs you from the first page,” I wrote on Twitter shortly after starting Lois Pryce’s Revolutionary Ride. And Lois’ explanation about her decision to travel to Iran in 2013, based on a note left on her motorbike by a stranger, certainly falls into that category. This was a woman who’s journey I wanted to follow!
Like many readers I guess, I know very little about Iran, save what I read in the news. Those stories generally focuses on the negative aspects of the country: nuclear weapons, repressive regimes and the restrictions women face.
But I had no idea about the other side of Iran, which Revolutionary Ride brought sharply into focus.