Includes PS Section A remarkable tale of empire and exile, restoring to vivid life one of the most extraordinary and colourful figures of medieval history. An extraordinary story, dazzlingly told by one of the finest living writers on subjects related to Turkey. Well received on hardback publication.
John Freely is the distinguished author of many books on subjects related to Turkey and the eastern Mediterranean.
'With clarity, candour and well-judged bursts of indignation, he guides us through the pitiless provinces of refugeedom.' Times Literary Supplement 'Fascinating and complex' Anthony Sattin, Sunday Times 'Freely's biography of the prince and pawn makes the intricacies of Renaissance politics as thrilling as a novel ... Engaging and intelligent, this is as instructive as it is pleasurable.' Scotland on Sunday 'John Freely, who is a distinguished reteller of near eastern history, has identified a narrative with plenty of contemporary resonance' Guardian From the reviews of John Freely's Inside the Seraglio: Private Lives of the Sultans of Istanbul: 'Fascinating, beautifully researched and riveting in its detail' Christopher Fowler, Independent on Sunday 'Richly coloured and highly entertaining' Lawrence James, The Times From the reviews of The Lost Messiah: In Search of Sabbatai Sevi... 'A book that any historian would be proud of' Damian Thompson, Mail on Sunday