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Queen Of The Desert

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Author Georgina Howell Published by Pan Books ISBN 9781447286264 EAN 9781447286264 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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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. ‘Queen of the Desert’ is her story, vividly told and impeccably researched, drawing on Gertrude’s own writings, both published and unpublished.