When I was an aspiring writer and novice traveller, reading Dervla Murphy's travel classics such as In Ethiopia with a Mule, I never thought that one day this doyenne of travel writing would be reviewing my work. But that's exactly what happened this month, with a review of my new edition of the Bradt Guide to Palestine appearing in Wanderlust, a major British travel glossy. So many thanks to Dervla for the glowing review, and to Wanderlust for publishing a substantial review of a destination which many publications might see as controversial.