An Enduring Love: My Life with the Shah
Her story began like a fairy tale - at the age of 21 Farah Dibah married the shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. In a matter of days her quiet life was turned upside down: her coronation as empress of Iran was covered in the world's press, and overnight she became an international celebrity. A loving marriage, the raising of four children and a devotion to social and cultural causes marked her early years as queen. However, there were already signs of grave national division on the horizon. Twenty years later the dream had turned into a nightmare. Riots shook the country and Farah and her family were forced to flee the demonstrations and bloodshed. For the first time, the wife of the last emperor of Iran breaks her silence and tells the gut-wrenching story of her love for a man and her country. This is a truly intimate look at a time of upheaval and is a powerful document of a many sided struggle.
by : Farah Pahlavi