A woman in arabia the writings of the queen of the desert penguin classics gertrude bell georgina howell on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a portrait in her own words of the female lawrence of arabia the subject of the pbs documentary letters from baghdad. Gertrude margaret lowthian bell cbe was an english writer traveller political officer administrator and archaeologist. About a woman in arabia a portrait in her own words of the female lawrence of arabia the subject of the pbs documentary letters from baghdad voiced by tilda swinton and the major motion picture queen of the desert starring nicole kidman james franco damian lewis and robert pattinson and directed by werner herzog. 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. Close overlay buy featured book title a woman in arabia subtitle the writings of the queen of the desert author gertrude bell and georgina howell your purchase helps support npr programming
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