After a twenty-year absence, Mary Lee Settle returns to the land she calls the happiest home she has ever known. A land of intersecting continents, ...Show synopsisAfter a twenty-year absence, Mary Lee Settle returns to the land she calls the happiest home she has ever known. A land of intersecting continents, cultures, and contradictions, Turkey beckons her on a cross-country journey, in search of the country's soul--a personal odyssey into history, legend, rumor, and myth. Excerpts appearing in Traveler, The New York Times Magazine and Travel and Leisure.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact,...Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Description:Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All...Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. 256 p. Destinations S... 1 map.
Description:Good in Good jacket. Used Hardcover. Introduction by Jan Morris....Good in Good jacket. Used Hardcover. Introduction by Jan Morris. Dust jacket is rather faded and edge-worn, with some scuffing, several surface scratches and one or two grubby marks. Jacket spine ends and leading corners are worn, rubbed and nicked. Small surface scratch on rear board. Hardcover spine ends and leading corners are worn and bent. Noticeable age-spotting to head of page block. Binding is sound; pages are tight and clean; contents are clear. AF.
Description:Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Fine condition in a Near...Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Fine condition in a Near Fine Dustjacket-DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Black & White map to prelims.233 pages.
Description:Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Grafton Books 1991, 233p. 9.4 x...Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Grafton Books 1991, 233p. 9.4 x 6.6 x 1 inches. Rough cut. Top corners are bumped with corresponding wrinkles on the mildly rubbed jacket, else fine. DJ well protected by new mylar cover. Get it fast! DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITED SHIPPING is available for this item. Same or next Postal business day shipping. All orders securely packaged. Domestic orders include USPS Tracking.
The very best book for anyone contemplating a trip to Turkey, or someone who has been there and wants to relive fond memories.
It is clear the author loves Turkey. She knows its history, and has that special knack for interweaving the now and the then. Her descriptions are beautiful and loving, even when she describes poverty or political problems, because she understands history. Her curiosity and delight fascinated me. i felt as if I was right there beside her, and when I had to put the book down, it was with that dreamlike reluctance to return to real life.
Definitely a keeper. I will pick this up over and over again to steep myself in that ancient culture.
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