Books Georgina Howell Books by Georgina Howell Georgina Howell has written books about: Travel Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Georgina Howell Book Reviews Queen Of The Desert Gertrude Bell, In Her Own Words August 12, 2015 Explorer and activist Bell is best remembered today for helping create the modern state of Iraq. A smartly edited new collection of her writings presents a fascinating (if not always smooth) portrait. Critics' Lists: Summer '07 Further Under the Radar: More Books Not to Miss August 13, 2007 In May, Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl pored through her shelves and pulled down several books that she said are read by a few but deserve wider attention. Well, there are more where they came from. Pearl is back with another armload of what she calls "under-the-radar" books. Further Under the Radar: More Books Not to Miss Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/12252029/12693252" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Books 2007: Excerpts Excerpt: 'Gertrude Bell' July 24, 2007 Nancy Pearl recommends Georgina Howell's riveting biography of Gertrude Bell to biography fans, history buffs, or any reader with an interest in the deep background of events playing out in the Middle East today.