Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Shop Suki Ad Campaign Pieces Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Amazon Fire TV Shop now Halloween Pets Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Voyage Listen in Prime Learn more Shop now
Start reading on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Lifting the Veil of the Secrets of in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [Kindle Edition]

Ramona Forrest , Judith Corcoran
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £7.33
Kindle Price: £1.99 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £5.34 (73%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £1.99  
Paperback £7.33  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Book Description

Saudi Arabia is an ancient culture as old as time itself, yet filled with all the modern conveniences that money provides. Restless and looking for something new and exciting, two nurses traveled to this ancient kingdom to ply their skills and practice close personal contact—along with modern medical care—with people for whom slavery, buying wives, and female subjugation is just a way of life.

Living in a culture far different from their own, they met many wonderful people, both locally and from several other countries, all the while walking on eggshells with the religious police of Saudi Arabia, lest they do something, that as females, was forbidden and could have gotten them deported—or worse, thrown in jail.

Join Ramona Forrest and Judith Corcoran as they explore life in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—from a woman’s point of view.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Page of Start over
This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 492 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Black Opal Books (15 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,723 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Badly written with too much mundane content 30 July 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have lived in Saudi Arabia for 30 years so was interested to see what these two women had to say. Unfortunately, it was very badly written, had not been properly edited, and had basic grammar & spelling mistakes - especially when they got to describing their holiday in Kenya. It was shocking to see that they hadn't even bothered to check the spellings of the towns they visited. There was some interesting information regarding their nursing experiences and the cases that they saw, as well as some of the awful marriage practises (very young girls being married off to much older men), and honour killings. Once they had established the facts about the restrictions they faced as single women, there was far too much time spent babbling on about the various parties & sexual exploits of the nurses, but nonetheless there was certainly a ring of truth about the transitory nature of the affairs between single nurses & married men who were in Saudi without their wives. The writers were quite derogatory about the "Brits". The book is obviously self-published as it would never have been published elsewhere, but the writers need to at least address the very basic writing errors they have made, let alone much of the mundane content.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Forget this one. 19 Aug. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After reading In The Land Of Invisible Women (Qanta Ahmed) i expected another good and informative book on how it must be for western nurses to work in a big Saudi hospital. What Lifting the Veil gave me was hugely dissapointing. It appears to be written by very naive people from small-town USA who only see Americans as contributing to the the overall goodness in the world - particularly Saudi hospitals. Xenaphobia thickly spread. No ladies, there are other nationalities doing their part and not all as incompetent as you would paint them. Give this one a miss - not worth the paper it was printed on.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 'The ugly American' 18 Jun. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I also could call this book "Sex (of course only with Caucasian expatriates!), drugs, and alcohol". A woman indulging in her 'Saudi-Arabia - adventure'. 'She' does not lack any sense of responsibility, humanity, and sensibility only (we have to accept the culture - never heard about Amnesty International?), etc., but also presents harsh prejudice against Caucasian women, who choose a different way. I finally stopped reading this 'sermon' when the authors thought that half an atom-bomb would suffice for a part of Europe ... due to the authors' lack of self confidence as Americans ... Sorry, some books should not be published. This could have been a great experience to share, but not with this attitude.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By sparky
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Probably one of the most badly written books I have ever read. I was expecting to read an informative and interesting book. However, this was definitely not the case as the structure of the book is very bad, she seemed to talk of nothing but her badly planned holidays and illegal parties. I also found her immense dislike of the English rather disappointing and the general racist comments throughout her book. The author seems to be very naive and childish. Please do not buy this book, there are plenty of other far better choices out there. I have never not finished a book but this one is an exception to that!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars boring self indulgent and racist 24 Feb. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This story was boring and self indulgent like sitting through a strangers holiday slides, right down to a bunion operation. And unless you are an American be prepared to by offended. I tried to skim read as I hate to leave a book unfinished but on this occasion I gave up. Dont be fooled by the cover, if you interested in Saudi culture there are more informative books out there. I hate to give a bad review but on this occasion I felt I had to warn potential customers how miss leading the title and cover are.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars A good insight 24 Aug. 2014
By LSki
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I thought the book was a little weak in parts, there was too much emphasis on the "Goings On" with people around the Hospital,it also seemed a little racist in parts too, that maybe because, I think, it was in the early 80's and people were less aware of what they could say and get away with. There are lots of interesting stories about the Locals and Hospital Staff. I did not like the fact that it went on and on at times about some rather boring episode.
It only deserves three stars from me.
Would only recommend this to anyone who does not know much about Saudi Arabia.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eastern Mystic 16 Mar. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Most interesting insight into a secret world. Absolutely enthralling. Women's treatment by men is just jaw dropping. Well written and informative
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating stuff! 6 Aug. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I've read a fair few books on the kingdom and found this one equally as good. It was completely unputdownable so I didn't put it down! Fortunately my modern western Geordie husband did not complain but simply cooked his own dinner, (and mine too) Well worth a read for an honest account of how men treat women in this land of chauvinistic to the extreme men. Very sad and heart wrenching in places and funny in others. Worth buying.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category