Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert / Jan 13 @ 6:30 / Nadja & David

3909-1This should be fun!  We will cast ourselves back to Victorian England and learn about a phenomenon. Gertrude Bell was rich, fearless, and intelligent. She blazed her own path as a poet, scholar, historian, mountaineer, photographer, archaeologist, gardener, cartographer, linguist, and spy. The modern state of Iraq reflects her hand.

Reviews call this book like “a hefty thoroughly enjoyable biography” and “a gripping read”.

Links: Amazon paperback Wikipedia article

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