Based on the Book – July 2018

Dreamers of the Day  by Mary Doria Russell
Queen of the Desert (Film)

Thursday, July 5, 2017
7:00 PM

A forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio still reeling from the tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic, Agnes has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as the Peace Conference convenes, Agnes, with her plainspoken American opinions – and a small, noisy dachshund named Rosie – enters into the company of the historic luminaries who will, in the space of a few days at a hotel in Cairo, invent the nations of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. The 2015 film adaptation entitled “Queen of the Desert” stars Nicole Kidman.

 

 

 

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