The Bridge: A Journey Between Orient and Occident

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Istanbul s Galata Bridge has spanned the Golden Horn since the sixth century AD, connecting the old city with the more Western districts to the north. But the bridge is a city in itself, peopled by merchants and petty thieves, tourists and fishermen, and at the same time a microcosmic reflection of Turkey as the link between Asia and Europe. Geert Mak introduces us to the woman who sells lottery tickets, the cigarette vendors, and the best pickpockets in Europe. He tells us about the pride of the cobbler and the tea-seller ...

The Bridge: A Journey Between Orient and Occident 2010, Random House UK

ISBN-13: 9780099532149

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The Bridge: A Journey Between Orient and Occident 2008, Random House UK

ISBN-13: 9781846551383

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