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Odyssey Turkey
Gilbert Horobin
Price: $ 19.95

In Turkey the past is everywhere to be savored. Its vast array of inhabitants throughout history have included not only Ottoman Turks but also many other races. Much of the country is pastoral, and includes semi-nomadic peoples. Major cities, on the other hand, blend inherited Turkish traditions and customs with a distinctly European lifestyle.

One region of Turkey is very different from another. This book helps narrow the options with recommendations on what to see and how to get there, from the mosques and oriental flavor of Istanbul's bazaars to the extraordinary lunar landscapes of the Cappadocia cones.

Literary excerpts by and about the Turks include Mark Twain on his disgust at the dogs of Istanbul, Freya Stark stumbling onto a circumcision and Irfan Orga on the day his mother cast off her veil.

Author's Biography
Gilbert Horobin is a playwright, poet and novelist who lived for many years in Turkey. Horobin has traveled throughout Africa, the Middle and Far East, India and Europe. His published works include African Notes and Other Poems, the plays Tangent, Man With a Guitar, The High Stool and the recent novel Kurdish Connection.

Photographer's Biography
For 26 years, photographer Adam Woolfitt contributed to National Geographic, Fortune, The New York Times and Newsweek Books. Some years ago he immersed himself in digital technology and emerged with a whole new range of photographic skills.

"...Turkey by Gilbert Horobin is erudite, witty, opinionated and well-illustrated. Each region of Turkey differs so much from the next that Horobin's helping hand is needed..." ¿The Observer

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