This book, first published in 1972, describes a Kuwait normally hidden to the eyes of visitors. The author draws upon a vast experience of the country, from both before and after the discovery of oil, and analyses the changes to the physical appearance of the city as well as the changes to the customs and outlook of its people.
1. A City Built Upon Oil 2. Heirs of the Golden Age 3. New Scenes and Old Memories 4. Englishwoman Extraordinary 5. The Sea-front 6. Shopping 7. Preserving the Past 8. Various Personalities 9. To Jahra and Beyond 10. The Oilfields and the Desert 11. Badawin in a Changing World 12. From Tents to Suburbia