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The Gulf Wife

The Gulf Wife
Jocelyn Henderson
AED 125.00

The Gulf Wife is the story of Jocelyn Henderson, one of the oldest inhabitants of the United Arab Emirates. Since she first arrived in the Trucial States with her husband, British diplomat Edward Henderson, Jocelyn Henderson has seen the region transform beyond all recognition.

Set against the backdrop of cataclysmic wars and events that came to shape her life, The Gulf Wife tells the story of Jocelyn's remarkable life, her relationships with the families of the ruling Sheikhs, and the people she met along the way. From tumultuous political developments to meetings with celebrities and international statesmen, the book provides a window into the life of one of the UAE's most prominent expatriates and an intimate look at life in the UAE and all that has changed.

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ISBN
978 1 86063 404 8
About the Author

Jocelyn Henderson was born in London in 1920. After leaving home, she held various positions in the London theatre and film industry before working as a personal secretary to the Churchill family during the Second World War. She then married Edward Henderson, a British diplomat, with whom she moved to the Middle East in 1961. Together they lived and worked throughout the Middle East until Edward's death in 1995. With her heart and home firmly rooted in the Middle East, Jocelyn decided to continue living in Abu Dhabi, where she still resides today.

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Author Name Jocelyn Henderson
ISBN 978 1 86063 404 8
Extent 184 pages
Height 225 mm
Width 140 mm
Weight 0.6060
Format Hardback
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