Travels in a Dervish Cloak charts Isambard Wilkinson’s series of forays from Islamabad into the far reaches of Pakistan made during his spell as a correspondent there between 2006 and 2009. Photo: Shutterstock

Book review: Travels in a Dervish Cloak reveals the real Pakistan – its characters, charms and challenges

For many outsiders, Pakistan remains an amorphous entity in negative news reports, but Isambard Wilkinson’s charming, old-style travel book redresses the balance by revealing the complex patchwork of the real country

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Travels in a Dervish Cloak charts Isambard Wilkinson’s series of forays from Islamabad into the far reaches of Pakistan made during his spell as a correspondent there between 2006 and 2009. Photo: Shutterstock
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