Blue Jasmine by Violet Winspear
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I picked this up at a thrift shop, curious to see how it was done in 1970. Some of it was plus ca change ("Time in the desert seemed timeless" -- E.L. James worthy prose, right there) and omg, racist!
Evidently being kidnapped by a bedouin is only okay if he's not actually a dirty, polygamous Arab (which is implied to be a genetic trait) but instead a civilized European raised as an Arab... irrational and skin crawling characterizations.
Also, evidently a convent education at the time included feminist ideals along the lines of "No man is the boss of me!"
I find it hard to believe this was ever "cool" but oh tempora and all that.
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