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Daughter of the Desert free pdf 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the Desert is her story, vividly told and impeccably researched, drawing on Gertrude's own writings, both published and unpublished.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 'Riveting ...few women have had a life more worth reading about.' Diana Athill, Literary Review

About Georgina Howell

Georgina Howell began working in magazine journalism at the age of seventeen and during her career held senior positions at the Observer , Vogue and Tatler before becoming a principal feature writer for the Sunday Times.

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Author : Georgina Howell
Publisher : Pan Books
Data Published : 03 August 2007
ISBN : 0330431579
EAN : 9780330431576
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 356 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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