Queen Of The Desert

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012015062920150630 (R4)

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq. A ferociously independent-minded young woman, leaves Oxford and experiences the desert for the first time. A few years later oil is discovered in Mesopotamia.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend, T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

012015062920150630 (R4)

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq. A ferociously independent-minded young woman, leaves Oxford and experiences the desert for the first time. A few years later oil is discovered in Mesopotamia.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend, T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

022015063020150701 (R4)

In 1917, Gertrude arrives in Baghdad to help rebuild a region reeling from war and famine.

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

In 1917, Gertrude - Major Miss Bell - arrived in Baghdad to work for Sir Percy Cox as a political officer and part of the team who were determined to rebuild a region reeling from war and famine.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend, T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

022015063020150701 (R4)

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

In 1917, Gertrude - Major Miss Bell - arrived in Baghdad to work for Sir Percy Cox as a political officer and part of the team who were determined to rebuild a region reeling from war and famine.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend, T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

In 1917, Gertrude arrives in Baghdad to help rebuild a region reeling from war and famine.

032015070120150702 (R4)

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

One hundred years ago, Iraq did not exist as a nation. It was a region without borders or a ruler. In the aftermath of the First World War, great men - and Gertrude Bell - assembled to determine the future of such 'countries'.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend, T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

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042015070220150703 (R4)

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

In 1919 and into 1920, Gertrude became increasingly frustrated by the protracted and ill-informed decisions being taken in Europe about the future of the Middle East.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend, T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Gertrude is frustrated by decisions being taken about the future of the Middle East.

0520150703

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

With the new King, Faisal, safely installed, Gertrude's energies turned to the establishment of a museum in Baghdad to house the extraordinary collection of artefacts that chronicled Iraq's ancient history.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend, T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

052015070320150704 (R4)

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

With the new King, Faisal, safely installed, Gertrude's energies turned to the establishment of a museum in Baghdad to house the extraordinary collection of artefacts that chronicled Iraq's ancient history.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend, T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Gertrude Bell's energies turn to the establishment of a museum in Baghdad.