Black Empress

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

Black Empress

Black Empress

In this travel memoir, Bobbi Phelps Wolverton chronicles her time spent working as a secretary for the Iran Safaris Company in early 1970s Tehran. It was a succession of firsts—navigating the colour and tumult of the teeming city streets crowded with cars and oxen alike, adjusting to a foreign place and different faiths, and even surviving a death-defying river crossing and terrifying police interrogation. But among these adventures and trials, one moment came to define Wolverton's time there—her saving of a black Labrador puppy who was to be drowned. This is an inspiring true tale of harrowing challenges surmounted thanks to the love and affection of a dog.

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