Last Letter from Istanbul

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 myth The perfect read for fans of the sweeping historical nov

  • Title: Last Letter from Istanbul
  • Author: Lucy Foley
  • ISBN: 9780008169077
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An epic tale that vividly captures the turmoil of forbidden love, set against the rich backdrop of a legendary city steeped in history and myth The perfect read for fans of the sweeping historical novels of Santa Montefiore Victoria Hislop.Constantinople, 1921Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home, a grand white house, nestled onAn epic tale that vividly captures the turmoil of forbidden love, set against the rich backdrop of a legendary city steeped in history and myth The perfect read for fans of the sweeping historical novels of Santa Montefiore Victoria Hislop.Constantinople, 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 the fragrance of the fig trees, the saffron sunsets of languid summer evenings But now those days are dead.The 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.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 Monroe.As the lines between enemy and friend become fainter, a new danger emerges something even threatening than the lingering shadow of war.

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    About “Lucy Foley

    • Lucy Foley

      I live in London, but love traveling both in real life and on the page hence the appearance of some far flung locations in my writing My latest novel is The Invitation set in the film world of the 1950s, along the Italian Riviera My debut novel, The Book of Lost Found, published in early 2015.You can find my Facebook page here facebook LucyFoleyAuthorand follow me on Twitter as lucyfoleytweets



    503 thoughts on “Last Letter from Istanbul

    • 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 map and create years of future harm, in this case by occupying what they rename as Constantinople.An unassuming, kind, Scottish doctor has volunteered to serve at the local military hospital This is the basis for a love story and dance of keeping within deco [...]


    • This is a slow burn I found it difficult to get into at first as the chapters are all very short and seem very disjointed However, as the pace increased the book became a very good read.The story is about the mistrust between the English occupiers of Constantinople in 1921 and the local people We are introduced to Nur who has to watch her former home being used as a military hospital Her brother has gone to war and is presumed dead She is caring for her mother and grandmother and teaching in the [...]


    • Ok so Not what I would normally read but I gave it a go Found it very difficult to get into and nearly gave up reading it, but as I was chosen by Love Reading to review it I thought I would keep going Glad I didn t give up, as by the end I enjoyed it If I wasn t reviewing it I think I would have given up after the first couple of chapters One of the main reasons I nearly gave up is that the book is very slow to develop.The book is based on life after World War 1 in Istanbul Each of the chapters [...]


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