Desert Queen by Julia Fitzgerald

Cover of: Desert Queen | Julia Fitzgerald

Published by Century Pub .

Written in English

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11245505M
ISBN 100712695842
ISBN 109780712695848
OCLC/WorldCa13670658

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The life of Gertrude Bell ()—bluestocking, Oxfordian, orientalist—told in mind-addling detail by Wallach (coauthor, The New Palestinians,etc.). This biography of Bell—Britain's woman in Mesopotamia during the early part of this century—is a near day-by-day account of her life, relying heavily on Bell's correspondence and diaries to set the tone of the narrative (long on.

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Gertrude Bell was born in at the height of the British Empire, when the British navy ruled the seas and British merchants supplied food and clothing to half the world's population.

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Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE (14 July – 12 July ) was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her knowledge and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and ion: Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

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When the First World 5/5(1). Desert prince Karim needs a bride to ensure his smooth ascension to the throne. Intelligent, captivating Queen Safiyah is the perfect choice, yet the pain of their broken engagement remains.

This time Karim’s demands are simple: a diplomatic agreement, nothing more, for /5(5). A marvelous tale of an adventurous life of great historical importShe has been called the female Lawrence of Arabia, which, while not inaccurate, fails to give Gertrude Bell her due.

She was at one time the most powerful woman in the British Empire: a nation builder, the driving force behind the creation of modern-day Iraq.

Born in into a world of privilege, Bell turned her back on 5/5(1). Princess Volena was being forced to marry by her parents. Her only option was to kidnap the only eligible prince left, who she had never met and who was imprisoned in his father's castle.

In order for everything to work, they would have to escape, and find a secret place to marry, or a massive war would commence. In order for everything to work out, she would have to become the Desert Queen.Desert Queen 1.

Gertrude Bell was born in at the height of the British Empire, when the British navy ruled the seas and British merchants supplied food and clothing to half the world’s population.Desert Qu: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabiaeen by Janet Wallach.

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