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Edited by Heather Reyes with an introduction by Barbara Nadel

Published by Oxygen Books

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Over sixty superb writers reveal what makes Istanbul one of the world’s most extraordinary cities

Orhan Pamuk makes his own museum, Elif Shafak shops in the Grand Bazaar, William Dalrymple rides the Bosphorus ferries, Oya Baydar pictures some ordinary lives, Geert Mak enjoys the Galata Bridge, Yashar Kemal recalls a moving tradition, Maureen Freely adores her adopted city, Orhan Kemal comes in from the countryside, Rory Maclean travels by ‘magic bus’. Plus: Berrin Torolsan divulges the secrets muhallebi.

‘These snappy literary collages of the world’s most written-about cities combine erudition with inspiration, bookishness with approachability, and a near-encyclopaedic range of reference with a canny appreciation for whatever it is that would make you want to visit a city in the first place’ Booktrust

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