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A Leap of Faith : Memoir of an Unexpected Life - Queen Noor

A Leap of Faith

Memoir of an Unexpected Life

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Born into a distinguished Arab-American family and raised amid privilege, Lisa Halaby was in the first co-ed freshman class at Princeton, graduating in 1974 with a degree in architecture and urban planning. Then in 1976, she was introduced, on an airport runway, to King Hussein of Jordan, a direct descendant of the prophet Muhammad. In less than two years, she was his wife, Noor al-Hussein, Queen of Jordan.

With eloquence and candour, Noor talks frankly of the many challenges of her life as a wife and partner to the monarch, providing both an intimate portrait of the late King Hussein and his quest for peace in the Middle East, and a moving account of the demands his public role as world statesman placed on the royal couple's private life.

Sharing a personal perspective on the past three decades of world history, A Leap of Faith highlights Queen Noor's views on Islam & the West; the challenges of rearing her family; her work as Queen and humanitarian activist; and her struggles to protect her husband as he slipped into illness. It is refreshingly candid and clear-eyed, a true love story set against the turbulent politics of the last 30 years.

Industry Reviews

Here she tells the story of her life as a young royal bride, her humanitarian work, her miscarriage and the births of her four children. Above all she describes her abiding love for her husband who died in 1999. - SUNDAY TRIBUNE

ISBN: 9780753817568
ISBN-10: 075381756X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 4th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1