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Ellis Kirsten:  STAR OF THE MORNING The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope
Book Number: 2012128
Harper Press, London  2008 24 Cm Ambitious, daring and uncompromising Lady Hester Stanhope was never cut out for a conventional life. After the death of her uncle, the Prime Minister William Pitt the younger, Lady Hester set sail with her lover for the Mediterranean and Con stantinople. Lady Hester was the first Western woman to cross the Syrian desert, where she was hailed by the Bedouin as the Star of the Morning. Hers was a life of adventure and intrigue yet in the years following her death her remarkable story has been largely dismissed until the publication of this ground breaking biography drawing on fresh research from three continents, it ressurrects Hester as a complex courageous woman bringing to life her hidden loves, friendships and ambitions.  Heavy Book Over 500gms
Price: $25.00

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