by Orhan Pamuk - £10.99 Faber and Faber (2006)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780571218332 | ISBN 10: 0571218334
Turkey's greatest living novelist guides us through the monuments and lost paradises, dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways of Istanbul - the city of his birth and the home of his imagination.
"An extraordinary and transcendentally beautiful book... It is a long time since I have read a book of such crystalline originality, or one that moved me so much."
"An addictive childhood memoir, a museum-in-prose of a city with West in its head but East in its soul, and a study of the alchemy between place and self."
(David Mitchell, Guardian)
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