Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia - Part 2: The Khatun, Chapters 29, 30, 31 and 32 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: The Khatun, Chapters 29, 30, 31 and 32 Summary and Analysis

Gertrude is filled with apprehension at the beginning of 1921and she buries herself in work to manage her emotions. Gertrude also feels the lack of any real friends in her life even though she finds most people boring and dull and alienates most people she meets. Gertrude's white paper entitled Review of the Civil Administration of Mesopotamia is published in January and presented to both houses of Parliament. A few weeks later Gertrude is one of a small group of Orientalists summoned by Winston Churchill for a meeting in Cairo.

Gertrude meets up again with Lawrence at the Cairo Conference and she is pleased to see her old friend. Gertrude is pleased with Churchill's management style and is especially pleased that the group decides that Faisal should be Iraq's new king. It is...

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