Lady Hester Stanhope
The Unconventional Life of the Queen of the Desert New edition
By (author) Joan Haslip
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Lady Hester Stanhope by Joan Haslip
Book DescriptionThis is the fantastic true story of Pitt the Younger's niece, Lady Hester Stanhope, who, at the turn of the eighteenth century left her homeland and travelled through Cairo, Jaffa, Damascus, Palmyra - braving bandit-infested territories to visit cities which seldom been seen by Europeans and charming a series of murderous despots. In 1810, after the death of her uncle and that of the man she loved, Hester left England for the east, never to return. She was thirty-three. Her retinue included a private physician and her young lover. In Jaffa, she showed her utter fearlessness for the first but by no means the last time by demanding, and receiving, the protection of the bandit-in-chief when crossing the dangerous countryside to Jerusalem. By the time her caravan approached the foothills of Mount Lebanon, the Englishwoman had largely disappeared. In her place was a mannish figure who wore a species of male oriental clothing, smoked a bubbly narghila, and could swear at her mule drivers in three languages. Joan Haslip's timeless and engaging biography explores the incredible life of a young woman which would be amazing if it happened today and, two centuries ago, was almost unbelievable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750943376
(216mm x 135mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Joan Haslip
JOAN HASLIP was born in 1912 and spent her early years in England and Italy. She worked for the London Mercury and was the author of several books including Out of Focus, Grandfather's Steps, Parnell, and Portrait of Pamela. She died in 1994.
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