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Lady Hester Stanhope: The Unconventional Life of the Queen of the Desert This 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.

  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Lady Hester Stanhope: The Unconventional Life of the Queen of the Desert
  • Joan Haslip
  • English
  • 11 June 2018
  • 9780750943376

About the Author: Joan Haslip

Joan Haslip was an author of historical books, often focusing on European royalty She was born in London and educated in London, Paris and Florence Her first book, Out of Focus, appeared in 1931 among her other notable publications are Lady Hester Stanhope 1934 and Parnell 1937 She also wrote for the London Mercury, the Daily Mail and Evening News, and the Illustrated London News.She also


10 thoughts on “Lady Hester Stanhope: The Unconventional Life of the Queen of the Desert

  1. says:

    A charity shop buy this appealed because of my work on Carol Churchill s Top Girls An interesting view of England often seen though the eyes of Jnae Austen of via the Naopleonic wars She must have been a thoroughly unpleasant person to know

  2. says:

    A rather old fashioned biography written in the 1930s without the benefit of foot notes or references Subject comes over as thoroughly disagreeable I will try a modern biography to see what difference that makes.

  3. says:

    Not an easy to read biographyhard to follow and no source documentation.

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