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Black Book Of Arabia - Sheikha Hend Al Qassemi



Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing


Black Book Of Arabia

Black Book of Arabia
Based on true stories, a princess from Sharjah lifts the veil on life and love beyond the palace gates.

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Discover a collection of short stories that will plunge you into the personal lives of a whole range of men and women - everyone from princesses to paupers and from sultans to sorcerers. You'll meet a princess whose best friend literally tries to steal her wedding, right down to her bridal shoes; a bride who mysteriously goes blind on her wedding day; a woman whose romantic Parisian honeymoon proves too good to be true; and a jealous wife who lures her husband into falling in love with another woman. These candid stories - sometimes moving, sometimes funny, and always entertaining and surprising - will resonate with readers round the world.

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing


Number of Pages 256


Sheikha Hend masterfully displays an uncanny ability for storytelling Bazaar Magazine Moving, shocking and funny - a medley of unbelievable and relatable vignettes. The Peninsula Qatar A thoughtfully curated medley of true stories that is candid, witty and refreshingly real Elan Magazine The stories leap across social class, strata and gender, zeroing on private tales of love, betrayal and heroism from across the Gulf -- Rob Garrett The National Engaging Lilly Cox, author of The Lady These are universal tales that read simply, without literary pretension, as though the stories are being passed down to us by word of mouth. Their simplicity however reveals some emotional truths about the meandering paths we take through life. The Kurios Magazine