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Queen of the Desert

The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell

Georgina Howell

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Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2007

Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty. But she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the throne in 1921. Daughter of the Desert is her story, vividly told, impeccably researched and drawing on Gertrude's own writings, both published and unpublished. It is a compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and, in so doing, created a remarkable and enduring legacy.

'What a great Oscar-laden biopic this will make . . . the combination of epic scenes and personal drama makes Georgina Howell's saga a winner' Daily Express

'Howell sketches in the gradations of colour and emotion that have been lacking in hitherto monochrome accounts of Bell's life . . . Exemplary' Sunday Times

Georgina Howell began working in magazine journalism at the age of seventeen. She was Fashion Editor of the
Observer, Features Editor of
Vogue, Deputy Editor of
Tatler and a principal feature writer for the
Sunday Times. Georgina Howell died in January 2016.

Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 544
Altersempfehlung 18 - 99 Jahr(e)
Erscheinungsdatum 15.01.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4472-8626-4
Verlag Macmillan Publishers International
Maße (L/B/H) 19.5/13.1/4 cm
Gewicht 419 g
Verkaufsrang 5237

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