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– the fragrance of the fig trees the saffron sunsets of languid summer evenings But now those days are deadThe house has been transformed into an army hospital it is a prize of war in the hands of the British And as Nur weaves through the streets carrying the embroideries that have become her livelihood Constantinople swarms with Allied soldiers – a reminder of how far her she and her city have fallen. Istanbul 1921 Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home a grand white house nestled on the opposite bank The days of her happy memories are n

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Last Letter from Istanbul

An epic tale that vividly captures the turmoil of forbidden love set against the rich backdrop of a legendary city steeped in history and mythThe perfect read for fans of the sweeping historical novels of Santa Montefiore Victoria HislopConstantinople 1921Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home a grand white house nestled on the opposite bank Memories float on the breeze. This is a story of IstanbulConstantinople in 1921 during the Allied Occupation A sad but beautiful ode to the people who claimed it as their own and those who occupied it afte

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The most precious thing in Nur’s new life is the orphan in her care – a boy with a terrible secret When he falls dangerously ill Nur’s world becomes entwined with the enemy’s She must return to where she grew up and plead for help from Medical Officer George MonroeAs the lines between enemy and friend become fainter a new danger emerges – something even threatening than the lingering shadow of wa. Nur has been brought up as the cossetted daughter of a wealthy Turkish man She is accustomed to reaching for the next fig than struggling to survive as she must do following


10 thoughts on “Last Letter from Istanbul

  1. says:

    Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley is a story about Constantinople in 1921 and the allied occupation Nur a local woman who dee

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    This is a story of IstanbulConstantinople in 1921 during the Allied Occupation A sad but beautiful ode to the people who claimed it as their own and those who occupied it after the war It is about a young teacher who saved one of her Armenian p

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    Foley has an exuisite talent for evoking the very essence of place and time; her delineation of setting is lyrical elouent and she uses it beautifully to illuminate a facet of history I was heretofore totally unaware of But

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    couldn't really get into this book and bond with the characters

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    Described as ‘an epic story that vividly captures the heartbreaking turmoil of forbidden love against a richly drawn backdrop of a legendary city steeped in history and myth’ Last Letter from Istanbul is a book that encouraged me to carry out a little bit of research as the history of Turkey is something I know very little about In 1921 Istanbul as we now know it was known as Constantinople a city that has

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    Istanbul 1921 Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home a grand white house nestled on the opposite bank Th

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    This was my final book of 2018 and the best read to end the yearPg 25 'Sometimes now the old life seems as remote as one read about in a book

  8. says:

    I struggled a lot to get into this one There were a LOT of perspectives and time jumps which made it difficult for me to

  9. says:

    Nur has been brought up as the cossetted daughter of a wealthy Turkish man She is accustomed to reaching for the next fig than struggling to survive as she must do following WW1 Instead of a return to normality the bungling allies carve the

  10. says:

    Being a fan of Victoria Hislop’s books I was looking forward to reading Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Set in Constantinople in 1921 it tells the tale of a forbidden love between Nur and Medical Officer George Monroe I started reading this on Sunday afternoon It’s an easy read and I couldn’t put it down I