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An Island in Istanbul

At Home on Heybeliada

By MA Whitten
Published by Adalı
Out of Print

‘[This] affectionate and entertaining take on life in Istanbul is a must read for newcomers and old hands alike’
Caroline Finkel, author of Osman's Dream
Book Description

An American couple’s impulsive decision to buy a house on one of Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands leads first to a series of encounters with architects, bureaucrats, workmen and disapproving friends and family … but finally to a new life infused with the sense of joy and contentment known as keyif. This small island emerges as a microcosm both of Turkey’s deep traditions and of its rapid modernisation

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