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Princess
  • Published: 1 December 2004
  • ISBN: 9780553816952
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99
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Princess




Reissue of the worldwide bestseller by popular demand - a shocking true story of life behind the veil.

Think of a Saudi Arabian princess and what do you see? A woman glittering with jewels, living a life of unbelievable luxury. But in reality she lives in a gilded cage. She has no freedom, no vote, no control over her own life, no value but as a bearer of sons. Hidden behind the veil, she is a prisoner, her jailers her father, her husband, her sons.'Sultana' is a member of the Saudi Royal Family, closely related to the King. As she tells of her life - from her turbulent childhood to her arranged marriage - she lifts the veil and reveals a history of appalling oppression and shocking human rights violations such as forced marriages, sex slavery and summary executions.PRINCESS is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and great courage. By speaking out, 'Sultana' risks bringing the wrath of the Saudi establishment upon her head and upon the heads of her children. For this reason, she has told her story anonymously.

  • Published: 1 December 2004
  • ISBN: 9780553816952
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Jean Sasson

Jean Sasson grew up in a small town in America's deep south before moving to the Middle East in 1978 to work at a prestigious royal hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 1985, she met Princess Sultana, who inspired the widely acclaimed Princess Trilogy. Jean later worked as freelance writer in Lebanon and Kuwait, conducting interviews with Kuwaitis who survived the first Gulf war, as well as high ranking Kuwaiti officials before, during and after the War. Her affection for the Middle East has been the motivation for a number of her books and Jean has spent her career sharing the personal stories of many courageous women. Princess: Stepping Out Of The Shadows is the latest book in the bestselling Princess series.

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Praise for Princess

Gripping . . . fast-paced, enthralling.

Publishers Weekly

Princess is a mind-boggling look at the everyday life of a contemporary woman in the 21,000-member-strong royal family . . . absolutely riveting.

People magazine

Anyone with the slightest interest in human rights will find this book heart-wrenching.

Betty Mahmoody

Unforgettable in content, fascinating in detail - a book to move you to tears.

Fay Weldon, Mail on Sunday (Pick of the Year)

'It had to come from a native woman to be believable'

Betty Mahmoody, bestselling author of Not Without My Daughter

Startling, frank and vivid.

Sunday Express

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