The Palace Lady’s Summerhouse

And other inside stories from a vanishing Turkey

By Patricia Daunt
Foreword by John Julius Norwich

Photographs by Fritz von der Schulenburg, Simon Upton, Cemal Emden, Jürgen Frank, Jean Marie del Moral, Brian McKee
Published by Cornucopia Books, October 2017
ISBN 978-09957566-0-1

£25.00 / $33.30 / 130.58 TL
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Hardback, 304 pages, 232 plates
Book Description

From Istanbul’s palatial old embassies to its glorious Bosphorus summerhouses, from Ottoman Paris to Ankara’s Art Deco, from rainforest mansions to a mad mosque in the mountains… a diplomat’s wife reveals surprising secret histories. This book brings together essays by Patricia Daunt written for Cornucopia Magazine over the past twenty-five years. It concludes with her latest article, on the magnificent ruins of Aphrodisias, newly listed as a World Heritage Site, but long one of her greatest loves.

‘This volume is a rare treasure… flair and know-how dazzlingly combined with knowledge and wit. From it you will learn of a semi-secret Turkey. Patricia Daunt is not only a passionate Turcophile and a most impressive scholar; she is also a former ambassadress, who over many years has been able to penetrate far more deeply than most of us into the life and customs of what we must, alas, describe as a vanishing Turkey.’
From the foreword by John Julius Norwich

The author has asked for proceeds from the book to be given to the Friends of Aphrodisias Trust.

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