Queen of the Desert: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell by Georgina Howell

By Georgina Howell

Archaeologist, undercover agent, Arabist, linguist, writer, poet, photographer, mountaineer and state builder, Gertrude Bell used to be born in 1868 right into a global of privilege and lots, yet she became her again on all that for her ardour for the Arab peoples, turning into the architect of the self reliant nation of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal effectively onto the throne in 1921. Queen of the Desert is her tale, vividly instructed and impeccably researched, drawing on Gertrude's personal writings, either released and unpublished. formerly released as Daughter of the Desert, it is a compelling portrait of a lady who transcended the limitations of her classification and age and in so doing created a amazing and enduring legacy.

'What an excellent Oscar-laden biopic it will make ...the mixture of epic scenes and private drama makes Georgina Howell's saga a winner' Daily Express

'Howell sketches within the gradations of color and emotion which were missing in hitherto monochrome bills of Bell's lifestyles ... Exemplary' Sunday Times

'Riveting ... few girls have had a lifestyles extra worthy studying about.' Diana Athill, Literary Review

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