Two Worlds Apart
The path to becoming one of the most influential women in Iran during the "Golden Years" of the Shah, leads a pampered Persian girl down a rocky path of love, horses, and politics that blind her from the realization of the revolution that was taking place in her beloved country.
About Gail Rose Thompson (The Villages, Florida Author)
Gail Rose Thompson grew up in Ontario, Canada. She has been involved with horses all her life. She worked for Shah Mohamed Reza Pahlavi in Iran in the 1970s managing his stables and training his horses. She was also the director of Show Jumping for the country and trainer of the National Show Jumping Team. Her book All the Shah's Horses is a biography of her time in Iran working for the Imperial Court.
Her second book is about to go to the publisher in December. It is a book of stories about the way of life in Iran during the Golden Years of the Shah's reign, his fall from power, the revolution that followed, and life in Iran post-revolution. She has recently returned from a trip to Iran where she was able to join up with old friends from the 70s and see the Iran of the 21st century as an Islamic Republic.