First published in 1929, this book contains volume I of “The Letters of Gertrude Bell”. Contents include: “1897, Berlin”, “1897-1899, Round The World, Dauphina, Etc.”, “1899-1900, Jerusalem And The First Desert Journeys”, “1900, Desert Excursions From Jerusalem”, “1901-1902, Switzerland, Syria, England”, “1902-1903, Round The World For The Second Time”, “1903-1909, England, Switzerland, Paris”, etc. A fascinating insight into the life and mind of a woman who played a major role in establishing administering the modern state of Iraq.
Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE (1868–1926) was an English writer, political officer, traveller, archaeologist, and administrator. She became an important policy-maker in the British Empire as a result of her extensive knowledge and contacts, which she built up through her numerous travels in Mesopotamia, Greater Syria, Asia Minor, and Arabia. Other notable works by this author include: “Poems from the Divan of Hafiz” (1892), “The Desert and the Sown” (1907), and “Mountains of the Servants of God” (1910). This classic work is being republished now in a new edition with specially curated introductory material.