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My interests as a historian focus on the medieval world of the Middle East and Mediterranean regions and the interactions between East and West during this period. As a story teller, I am primarily interested in bringing forgotten narratives, particularly those of women, into the public eye. 

I aim to combine literary sensitivity with rigorous historical research to offer my readers thoughtful and accurate glimpses of what life was like for people long dead, and explanations of key events that have shaped the world we live in today. 

I was born and raised in London. Currently, I divide my time between France and Lebanon. I hold MA degrees in literature and history from Oxford University and UCL. When I am not writing, I consult and write on Middle Eastern topics for various UN agencies.

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