Desert Queen

Author: Janet Wallach
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1474603378
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The life of Gertrude Bell is now the subject of the major motion picture Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco and Damian Lewis Turning away from privileged Victorian Britain, Gertrude Bell explored, mapped and excavated the world of the Arabs, winning the trust of Arab sheiks and chieftains along the way. When the First World War erupted and the British needed the loyalty of Arab leaders, Gertrude Bell provided the intelligence for T.E. Lawrence's military activities. After the war, she played a major role in creating the modern Middle East, and was generally considered the most powerful woman in the British Empire. In this major reassessment of Bell's life, Janet Wallach reveals a woman whose achievements and independent spirit were especially remarkable for her times, and who brought the same passion and intensity to her explorations as she did to her rich and romantic life.

His Defiant Desert Queen

Author: Jane Porter
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460378350
Size: 18.63 MB
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When Sheikh Mikael catches notorious model Jemma Copeland flaunting Saidia's laws—and her body—in his desert, he knows one thing: revenge against his family's destruction is within his reach! To achieve it he makes Jemma an offer: imprisonment or marriage. With her life shattered by the scandal that rocked her family, Jemma needed that modeling job. She didn't know that she was breaking the law! But Mikael's outrageous proposal pushes her beyond shock…to utter fury. If he expects her to be a meek, pliable bride, this arrogant sheikh has another think coming!

Demanding His Desert Queen

Author: Annie West
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488044910
Size: 44.77 MB
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Duty bound at the altar… Passionately reunited in his bed! 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 their country’s sake. But Safiyah’s reunion with Karim, the man she was forbidden from loving, is anything but convenient! Duty may have brought them back together, but it’s their undeniable bond that will force them to confront a still-burning desire…

Desert Queen The Many Lives And Loves Of Daisy Bates

Author: Susanna De Vries
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730449661
Size: 33.67 MB
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The Queen of the Never Never as never seen before! In the 1890s, when a woman's role was seen as marrying well and raising a family, Daisy Bates reinvented herself from humble governess to heiress-traveller and 'woman of science'. She would become one of the best-known and most controversial ethnologists in history, and one of the fi rst people to put Aboriginal culture on the map. Born into tough circumstances, Daisy's prospects were dim; her father an alcoholic bootmaker, her mother dying of consumption when Daisy was only four years old. through sheer strength of will, young Daisy overcame her miserable start, and in 1883 she migrated to Australia with a boatload of orphans, passing herself off as an heiress who taught for fun. Marriage followed - first with the young Breaker Morant, then bigamously with two other husbands. For decades she led a double life. But who was the real Daisy Bates? While other biographies have presented her as a saint, historian Susanna de Vries gives readers a more complex portrait of the 'Queen of the Never Never'.

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Author: Pippa Roscoe
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008900027
Size: 53.52 MB
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Virgin Princess’s Marriage Debt ‘I want what you once promised me...’ At a Parisian ball, Princess Sofia meets a man she never thought she’d see again—billionaire Theo. Now, as their chemistry is reignited, Theo creates a scandal and finally claims Sofia’s hand in marriage!

Desert Queen

Author: Patricia L. Lindsay
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781463462154
Size: 39.70 MB
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I don’t think I have ever respected my husband more than watching him fight for his professional survival. He needed to master the computer information and skill. Each night, I hated to hear him suffer, slamming books down and talking to himself in reprimands. I didn’t know him when he was young, in college at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., so many years earlier, but I was awestruck by his “drive and persistence!” at the peak of his career. I never saw him “give up” on anything he wanted! This is a book I never planned to write! My husband died on July 9 2005. I bring this book into publication now as a lasting tribute to his determination! I know he is applauding me! And that’s enough, right there for me. Desert Queen is our love story.

Queen Of The Desert

Author: Georgina Howell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447286251
Size: 37.76 MB
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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. Previously published as Daughter of the Desert, this is 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. 'What a great Oscar-laden biopic this will make ...the combination of epic scenes and personal drama makes Georgina Howell's saga a winner' Daily Express 'Howell sketches in the gradations of colour and emotion that have been lacking in hitherto monochrome accounts of Bell's life ... Exemplary' Sunday Times 'Riveting ... few women have had a life more worth reading about.' Diana Athill, Literary Review

The Desert Queen

Author: Doris Leslie
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Size: 77.13 MB
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Author: Patricia Lee Parker
Size: 11.78 MB
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