Star of the Morning: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope (Text Only)
By Kirsten Ellis
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The dramatic story of Lady Hester Stanhope - a wilful beauty turned bohemian adventurer - who left England as a young woman, unashamedly enjoyed a string of lovers and established her own exotic fiefdom in the Lebanese mountains where she died in 1839.
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Star of the Morning: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope (Text Only)
25 October 2012
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Biography: Historical, Political & Military


'Ellis has unearthed fresh material, and retells the story with idiosyncratic panache.... Ellis is a vivid narrator with an eye for detail...This book leaves little doubt that Lady Hester was brave, w...
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Author Biography

Kirsten Ellis was born in New Zealand. She began her writing career aged eighteen on the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, and has lived in India, Cyprus and New York. Among earlier travel writing, her book on Cuba won a special commendation in The Observer's Travel Writer Awards. She has also written for Vogue, Tatler, Discovery, The Australian and the Explorer's Journal. While researching 'Star of the Morning' she travelled throughout the Middle East and Turkey. She now lives in England with her husband and their young son.