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Queens of the Kingdom by Nicola Sutcliff

Queens of the Kingdom

The Women of Saudi Arabia Speak

Nicola Sutcliff

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Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 21 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781471179679

An authentic and eye-opening collection of interviews with 30 women from all walks of life in Saudi Arabia. At a time when the Kingdom appears to be on the cusp of change, this unique book captures the essence of what it is like to be a woman living in Saudi Arabia today.

4 stars out of 5
Ysenda Maxtone Graham
27 Jun 2019

"(a) gripping, eye-opening book"

Is life getting any better for Saudi women since the driving ban was lifted in 2018? Could you or I bear to live there, even for a single day?

‘No’ is my firm answer to that third question, after reading this gripping, eye-opening book by Nicola Sutcliff, a writer who knows the country from the inside... This book enables the outside world to look very closely indeed at how things are still done in Saudi Arabia.

Let’s hope that having the magnifying glass trained on it nudges things gently towards the first ever boy-and-girl Starbucks cup of coffee event in the kingdom.