The Baron Hotel

A True Find for an Agatha Christie Fan

The Baron Hotel in Aleppo had an air of faded glory. Gone were the days of English predominance in Syria; gone was the gentility and the security that Old Money brings; and gone was the original owner Mr Mazloumian.

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I asked at reception if I could see the famous visitors’ book and was told ‘the lady’ would come to see me at seven o’clock.