Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Tim Mackintosh-Smith is a noted British travel author, best known for his trilogy on the renowned Moroccan world-traveler Ibn Battutah, which earned him a spot among Newsweek’s top twelve travel writers of the past hundred years. Since 1982, he has lived in Sanaa, Yemen.


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  1. Accounts of China and India
    The ninth and tenth centuries witnessed the establishment of a substantial network of maritime trade across the Indian Ocean, providing the real-life background to the Sinbad tales. An exceptional exemplar of Arabic travel writing,... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
    Paperback | £11.99
  2. Two Arabic Travel Books
    Two Arabic Travel Books combines two exceptional exemplars of Arabic travel writing, penned in the same era but chronicling wildly divergent experiences. Accounts of China and India is a compilation of reports and anecdotes on... Learn More
    Published: 8th December 2014
    Hardback | £34.00
    PDF | £37.00