Oooh, what a treat. Wendy Buonaventura, the woman who literally wrote the book (writes the books?) on oriental dance has been given plenty of space on the Guardian's books page to promote the reprint of her seminal book, 'Serpent of the Nile'.
I know I'm an old traditionalist, but I prefer the original cover to the new one. This is the current incarnation:
One of these days I'll get around to reviewing 'I Put a Spell on You', which has been on my 'To Do' list for ages.