Princess: Secrets to Share

Author: Jean Sasson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473526051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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After the recent success of Princess, More Tears to Cry the Princess Al-Saud and Jean Sasson are collaborating on this new book to bring readers up to date not only with the Princess and her family but the stories and experiences of characters who formed the focus of the last book: Dr Meena - the woman who helps abused women to heal and fight for their rights, and Fatima, the mother of twin daughters who, once abused and abandoned by her family, now works for the Princess in one of the royal palaces. Here too, are the stories of other Muslim women - women who are struggling with human rights abuses from across the region - from Pakistan, Syria and Northern Lebanon - and the many innocent victims who suffer the consequences of ISIS's march across the Middle East. This new book will attract both Jean Sasson's many loyal readers and new audiences eager to learn more about not only how the Saudi Royal family live, but how with courage and determination the Princess continues the fight for equal rights for women in the Middle East.

Princess More Tears to Cry

Author: Jean Sasson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473508177

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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When Jean Sasson’s book Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia was published, it became an immediate international bestseller. It sold to 43 countries and spent 13 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Now, in this long-awaited, compelling new book, Sasson and the Princess ‘Sultana’ return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today. Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through the barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners and are even managing to push at the boundaries of public life. Major steps forward have, undoubtedly, been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, all too often legal loopholes leave women exposed to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence. For many, the struggle for basic human rights continues. This fascinating insight will include personal stories of triumph and heartbreak, as told to Princess 'Sultana', her eldest daughter, and author Jean Sasson. Each of these stories will offer the reader a glimpse into different aspects of Saudi society, including the lives of the Princess, her daughter and other members of the Al-Saud Royal family.

Princess: Stepping Out Of The Shadows

Author: Jean Sasson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147356025X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9821

In the international bestseller, Princess: The True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, Princess Al-Sa’ud and the acclaimed author Jean Sasson began a remarkable series of books. Now, more than twenty-five years later, this compelling journey continues as we follow the fortunes and the dazzling life of the Princess, her friends and her family. But, of course, there is a less glamorous, much darker side to this engaging series, and in Stepping Out of the Shadows Jean and the Princess focus their attention on how, despite positive news on civil rights reforms, Saudi women still suffer physical and psychological abuse and have little legal protection due to the archaic guardianship laws of the land. So, although this is a kingdom on the threshold of revolutionary change – change spearheaded by the young Saudi Crown Prince who is keen to modernize his country – any thoughts of equal rights and the chance to lead an independent life remain little more than dreams for most Saudi women. Whilst the Princess acknowledges and welcomes the reforms that are on the horizon, through stories of joy and sorrow, we see how she is determined to continue to fight for equal rights for women in this, her beloved kingdom.

Michael Sata: Portrait of a Populist

Author: Reginald Ntomba

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 998224129X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 4585

Sata was a giant figure in Zambia's political landscape for over thirty years. Reginald Ntomba argues that 'how Sata became president is as thought-provoking a story as what he did with the power he had spent decades fighting for'. He explores the political journey of Michael Sata from councillor to president of Zambia, relating Sata's policies and approaches to theories of populism. In opposition Sata promised the electorate more money in their pockets. In power he tried to improve the lives of the poor and underprivileged, and to develop the country through huge infrastructure projects. But he incurred massive debts, ran a chaotic government and refused others in politics the freedoms he had enjoyed. His term in office was cut short by sickness and finally his death.

The Theft of Sunlight

Author: Intisar Khanani

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 1471410382

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3276

UNCOVER A CAPTIVATING FANTASY KINGDOM, FILLED WITH DARK SECRETS, INTRIGUE AND BETRAYAL . . . 'A beautifully written, fantastical page-turner' Kirkus Reviews 'Fresh, bold and unique' Emma McLaughlin Children have been disappearing from across Menaiya for longer than Amraeya can remember. When her friend's sister is snatched, Rae knows she can't look away any longer - even if that means seeking answers from the royal court, where her country upbringing and clubfoot will only invite ridicule. Yet at court she discovers an ally in the foreign princess, Alyrra, who recruits her as an attendant. So Rae begins to seek answers in the dark city streets, finding unexpected help in a thief with secrets of his own. But treachery runs deep, and the more Rae uncovers, the more she endangers the kingdom itself. Praise for THORN: 'A dark, Middle-Eastern influenced retelling [...] dangerous secrets, false identities, delicious court intrigue and justice.' Culture Fly 'THE BEST YA FANTASY BOOK I'VE READ THIS YEAR!' 'Immersive and captivating' Kirkus Reviews Read more Dauntless Path novels: THORN - OUT NOW! THE DARKNESS AT THE DOOR - COMING SOON . . .

The Emperor's New Clothes

Author: Hans Christian Andersen,Ruth Perry,Arnold Peyser,Allan J Friedman

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871294999


Page: 170

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A princess's secrets

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher: N.A



Page: 368

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Princess's Pregnancy Secret

Author: Natalie Anderson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488083398

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4660

A secret night of bliss… …a scandalous nine-month consequence! While attending a royal masquerade, billionaire Damon can’t resist seducing a captivating guest. It’s the most shamelessly sensual encounter he’s ever had! Then Damon discovers that his masked beauty was actually Princess Eleni—and now she’s carrying his child. To protect Eleni from scandal, Damon must do the unthinkable, yet outrageously desirable: marry his pregnant princess!

The Safe-Keeper's Secret

Author: Sharon Shinn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101563974

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6955

"The most promising and original writer of fantasy to come along since Robin McKinley."—Peter S. Beagle, best-selling author of The Last Unicorm Damiana is safe-keeper in the small village of Tambleham. Neighbors and strangers alike come one by one, in secret, to tell her things they dare not share with anyone else, knowing that Damiana will keep then to herself. One late night, a mysterious visitor from the city arrives with an unusual secret for the Safe-Keeper—a newborn baby. Damiana, who is expecting her own child, agrees to take the foundling. She names him Reed and raises him side by side with her daughter, Fiona. Ad the years pass and the two children grow into teenagers, they must come to terms with who they are—and who they may be.

Listening to Midnight

Author: Rokki Leigh Reeves

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595146678

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

View: 2345

Modern Paranoia is a collection of eerie tales about ordinary people caught in twisted circumstance. Sometimes real life is the scariest thing of all. These spine-tinglers could happen to anyone...even you. All of the stories are based, in part, on tiny seeds of truth. Conflicts is an exploration of life lessons through fantasy characters and settings. The parables may be read for the moral, or for simple enjoyment as fairytales for younger readers. These brief stories are a great way to grab a mental boost during lunch break.