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Tales from the Queen of the Desert


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Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE (1868-1926) was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, archaeologist and spy who explored and mapped Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia. Along with T. E. Lawrence, Bell helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq.


'I'm completely enraptured with her. She basically defined the borders between Iraq and Jordan that exist today' Nicole Kidman 'Bell's achievement as a nation builder was extraordinary' The New York Times 'A gap-year adventurer ahead of her time, who preferred wandering the Arabian Desert to life as a debutante in Victorian London' Guardian

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