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Birds without Wings
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1.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 21 Jan 2009 Wed 02:04 am

 Luis de Bernieres’s Birds Without Wings is definitely one of the finest novels I have read in the last decade. It is a masterpiece. This is a beautifully written epic story about the tragic drama and historical events that stormed Anatolia and Greece by the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is also the story of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his rise to fame and power. But most of all it is the story of ordinary human beings: Turks, Greeks and Armenians who lived and worked together, befriended; fell in love; quarreled; hated and killed each other.

 

http://imad_moustapha.blogs.com/my_weblog/2008/01/birds-without-w.html

2.       cedars
235 posts
 22 Jan 2009 Thu 01:15 pm

 

Quoting Roswitha

 Luis de Bernieres’s Birds Without Wings is definitely one of the finest novels I have read in the last decade. It is a masterpiece. This is a beautifully written epic story about the tragic drama and historical events that stormed Anatolia and Greece by the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is also the story of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his rise to fame and power. But most of all it is the story of ordinary human beings: Turks, Greeks and Armenians who lived and worked together, befriended; fell in love; quarreled; hated and killed each other.

 

http://imad_moustapha.blogs.com/my_weblog/2008/01/birds-without-w.html

 

 Ros the book seems very interesting. How did you reach the blog of the syrian ambassador though

3.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 22 Jan 2009 Thu 03:21 pm

Sorry to disappoint you, dear, do not remember now.

4.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 22 Jan 2009 Thu 04:46 pm

Just ordered it on Amazon.  I will let you know what I think of it Ros.  Have you read it yet?

5.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 22 Jan 2009 Thu 04:49 pm

I will in the future, still have O. Pamuk´s book to read (in German)

6.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 22 Jan 2009 Thu 05:01 pm

This is a great book for any first time visitors to Turkey.  It´s a great book for putting many of the sites that you would visit into a bit of a context. 

 

 

http://www.palgrave-usa.com/catalog/product.aspx?isbn=1850436185

7.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 22 Jan 2009 Thu 05:08 pm

Oh....without his written (personal) knowledge I would not have been able to explore the historical sights and hidden places in Istanbul

 

Long live John Freely!

8.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 22 Jan 2009 Thu 05:15 pm

 

Quoting Roswitha

Oh....without his written (personal) knowledge I would not have been able to explore the historical sights and hidden places in Istanbul

 

Long live John Freely!

 

 I agree.....he has a book on Istanbul too...I think it is call Imperial City or something like that.  I read it a long time ago.

9.       teaschip
3870 posts
 22 Jan 2009 Thu 07:44 pm

Sounds like a good read. Thanks Ros.

10.       teaschip
3870 posts
 22 Jan 2009 Thu 07:44 pm

Sounds like a good read. Thanks Ros.

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