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  • Published: 7 November 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241450628
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $36.99

Lawrence of Arabia

The definitive 21st-century biography of a 20th-century soldier, adventurer and leader




An enthralling and illuminating biography of T. E. Lawrence - the inspiration for the iconic film Lawrence of Arabia - from "The World's Greatest Living Explorer" Ranulph Fiennes

Co-opted by the British military, archaeologist and adventurer Thomas Edward Lawrence became involved in the 1916 Arab Revolt, fighting alongside guerilla forces, and made a legendary 300-mile journey through blistering heat. He wore Arab dress, and strongly identified with the people in his adopted lands.

By 1918, he had a £20,000 price on his head.

Despite people's fascination, Lawrence has long remained unknowable, one of history's most enigmatic explorers. But with in-depth knowledge of what it takes to venture into the unknown, this authoritative biography from explorer Ranulph Fiennes at last brings enthralling insight and clarity to this remarkable life.

  • Published: 7 November 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241450628
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $36.99

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Praise for Ranulph Fiennes

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Fiennes' own experiences certainly allow him to write vividly and with empathy of the hell that the men went through.

The Sunday Times

A valuable corrective to the trend of Scott debunking...One by one, and with the commendable attention to detail, Fiennes explodes the accumulated myths.

Sunday Telegraph

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has done Captain Scott's memory some service...he has certainly written a more dispassionate and balanced account than Huntford ever set out to do.

Simon Courtauld, Spectator

Full of awe-inspiring details of hardship, resolve and weather that defies belief, told by someone of unique authority. No one is more tailor-made to tell [this] story than Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Newsday

An excellent guide to a colourful life for readers who enjoy tales of adventure in the desert sands

Telegraph

Corking, rip-roaring, crisply written, full of extraordinary characters. We follow Lawrence's band of camel-borne warriors as they gallop through 600 miles of blistering heat to capture Aqaba on the Red Sea, along the way blowing up railway lines and enemy troop trains. An immaculate retelling of this cracking story

Daily Mail