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Howell, Georgina 1942-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 112 publications in 6 languages and 4,563 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Portraits  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DA566.9.B39, 956.02092
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Most widely held works by Georgina Howell
Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations by Georgina Howell( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She 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 into privilege in 1868, Bell turned her back on Victorian society, choosing to read history at Oxford and going on to become an archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, and mountaineer. She traveled the globe several times, but her passion was the desert--her vast knowledge of the region made her indispensable to the British government during World War I. As an army major on the front lines in Mesopotamia, she supported the creation of an autonomous Arab nation for Iraq, promoting and manipulating the election of King Faisal to the throne and helping to draw the borders of the fledgling state.--From publisher description
In Vogue : sixty years of international celebrities and fashion from British Vogue by Georgina Howell( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century and the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I, Gertrude Bell turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East. As she wrote in one of her letters, "It's a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia." Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bell's letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations."--Back cover
Diana, her life in fashion by Georgina Howell( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of the different dresses Princess Diana wore help chronicle the changes that occured in her life and in her fashion style
In Vogue : 75 years of style by Georgina Howell( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughter of the desert : the remarkable life of Gertrude Bell by Georgina Howell( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty. The daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Gertrude turned her back on house parties and debutante balls, choosing instead to read history at Oxford, where she took a first in only two years." "Having scaled Oxford's ivory tower and become frustrated by the conventional life she was expected to lead, she took up mountaineering with the same skill and dedication she had applied to her studies, ultimately conquering the Alps' most challenging peak, the Matterhorn. But her passion was the desert, where she travelled alone, initially as an archaeologist. Soon, however, through her knowledge of Arabic and tribal affiliations she became indispensable to the Cairo Intelligence Office of the British government. A friend and colleague of T.E. Lawrence during the First World War, and at the time considerably more famous than he, she went on to advise the Viceroy of India, then travelled from Delhi to the front line in Mesopotamia as an army major. There she took up and steadily upheld the principle of an autonomous Arab nation for Iraq, promoting and manipulating the election of King Faisal to the throne and helping to draw the borders of the fledgling state, which would prosper under the same dynasty for thirty-two years." "Daughter of the Desert is her story, drawing on Gertrude's own writings, both published and unpublished. It is a portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and in so doing created a remarkable and enduring legacy."--Jacket
Vogue women by Georgina Howell( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vogue Women is testimony also to master fashion photographers such as Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson, Snowdon, and Bailey, who invariably identified with their muses be they Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Jean Shrimpton or Twiggy. This essential album celebrates those individual looks and styles that have widened the international perception of elegance, style and personality, and, above all, exemplified the expression 'in vogue'."--Jacket
In Vogue : six decades of fashion by Georgina Howell( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sultans of style : thirty years of fashion and passion, 1960-90 by Georgina Howell( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Oldfield's season by Bruce Oldfield( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
In Vogue : 25 years of style by Georgina Howell( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin book of naughty postcards by Georgina Howell( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana : ihr Stil, ihre Kleider, ihre Designer( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman in Arabia : the writings of the queen of the desert by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia, the subject of the upcoming major motion picture Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Robert Pattinson, and directed by Werner HerzogGertrude Bell was leaning in 100 years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world, and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East. As she wrote in one of her letters, "It's a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia." Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bell's letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations.For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition
Queen of the desert, shaper of nations by Georgina Howell( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Century in vogue by Georgina Howell( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Vogue : sixty years of celebrities and fashion form the British Vogue by Georgina Howell( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughter of the desert the remarkable [life of Gertrude Bell] by Georgina Howell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer, and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty. Turning her back on that, she became the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and saw its first king safely onto the throne in 1921. 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. Some descriptions of violence. 2007, c2006
In Vogue( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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