An account of an expedition (by two women) sent by the British Museum to get data on Persian flowers. It tells of the daily life in Sultanabad, their headquarters, the trips they made, the incidents that made up their stay, the difficulties of adaptation. They become the village medicos, they held a sort of personal court, they were treated with kindness and generosity. A very personal record, with no attempt to reach the high comedy touch of We Married An Englishman. A special contribution on Persian flora gives it a special appeal, but does not limit it. Nice reading.