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Daughter of the desert : the remarkable life of Gertrude Bell

Author: Georgina Howell
Publisher: London : Pan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Gertrude Lowthian Bell; Gertrude Lowthian Bell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georgina Howell
ISBN: 9780330431576 0330431579
OCLC Number: 141380036
Notes: Prev. pub. London : Macmillan, 2006.
Awards: Short-listed for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize 2007 (UK)
Description: xvii, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, plates ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Georgina Howell.

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