Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia Setting & Symbolism

Janet Wallach
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Red Barns

As a toddler, Gertrude lives in the Bell mansion called Red Barns located in Middlesbrough.

Rounton Grange

Rounton Grange is the Yorkshire estate built by Lowthian Bell, Gertrude's paternal grandfather.

Queen's College

Queen's College is a progressive girls' school located on Harley Street in London.

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford, one of the world's most acclaimed institutions of higher learning, is located in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England and is the oldest English-speaking university in the world.

Finsteraarhorn Glacier

Gertrude comes dangerously close to losing her life while climbing the Finsteraarhorn glacier in Switzerland.

The Desert and the Sown

The Desert and the Sown is Gertrude's book about the Bedouin people of the Syrian desert published in 1907.

Amurath to Amurath

Amurath to Amurath is Gertrude's book about her excavation and documentation of the desert ruins she finds in 1909.

Nejd

Nejd is the Arabic word for desert...

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