The Palace Lady’s Summerhouse and Other Stories from a Vanishing Turkey
This gorgeous book is a steal. There are twenty fine essays from the veteran Turcophile, the former UK Ambassadress in Turkey, ranging from the Bosphorous to Anatolia (Black Sea, Mediterranean and central Anatolia), Ankara (embassies and old city), and to Paris and Aphrodisias. The last is perhaps where the author’s heart is most fervently committed, and it is to the Friends of Aphrodisias that all proceeds of the book will go. The book’s contents have appeared during the course of a couple of decades in the pages of the superb Cornucopia. Published in book form with all the magnificent photographs, it would still be good value at twice the price.