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Persian pictures : from the mountains to the sea

Author: Gertrude Lowthian Bell
Publisher: London : Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New paperback editionView all editions and formats
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When Gertrude Bell's uncle was appointed Minister in Tehran in 1891, she declared that the great ambition of her life was to visit Persia. Several months later, she did. And so began a lifetime of travel and a lifelong enchantment with what she saw as the romance of the East, which evolved into a lifetime of travel and a lifelong enchantment with what she saw as the romance of the East, which evolved into a deep  Read more...
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Named Person: Gertrude Lowthian Bell; Gertrude Lowthian Bell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude Lowthian Bell
ISBN: 9781780766928 1780766920 9780857734976 0857734970
OCLC Number: 865492093
Notes: "The text of this edition was first published in 1947 by Ernest Benn Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 196 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface An Eastern City The Tower of Silence In Praise of Gardens The King of Merchants The Imam Hussein The Shadow of Death Dwellers in Tents Three Noble Ladies The Treasure of the King Sheikh Hassan A Persian Host A Stage and a Half A Bridle- Path Two Palaces The Month of Fasting Requiescant in Pace The City of King Prusias Shops and Shopkeepers A Murray of the First Century Travelling Companions
Responsibility: Gertrude Bell.

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When Gertrude Bell's uncle was appointed Minister in Tehran in 1891, she declared that the great ambition of her life was to visit Persia. Several months later, she did. And so began a lifetime of  Read more...

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Her remarkable intellectual abilities and masculine demeanour make 'Persian Pictures', her first publication on an Eastern subject , all the more interesting. Geoffrey Nash

 
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