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Publisher Description

THE ORACLE OF STAMBOUL is a magical historical novel about an astonishing eight-year-old girl in the last days of the Ottoman Empire.

It is 1877, on the shores of the Black Sea, and the omens for the newborn Eleanora Cohen are hardly promising. Not only does her mother die in childbirth, but her village is being attacked by the Tsar's Royal Cavalry. However, despite this bad beginning, a sour stepmother and a traumatic journey in the hold of a ship, young Eleanora grows into a remarkably clever but very engaging child. And when a heartbreaking tragedy leaves her marooned in Istanbul, where spies and boarded-up harems and sudden death are as much a part of life as delicious spices, Paris fashions and rosewater, it is Eleanora's extraordinary courage and character which lead her straight to the Sultan's court, and to her salvation.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
February 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
220
Pages
PUBLISHER
Headline
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

Khlondon ,

Oracle of stamboul

What an engaging, beautifully written debut novel. Set in ancient Turkey, and Istanbul where the main part of the story takes place, the author immerses us in the magical world of the main character, a little girl with an extra-ordinary gift. An Arabian Nights tale for modern day, a story you will completely yourself in. Intelligently written, with drama, and passion, but above all, a proper story, with a satisfying beginning, middle, and end.

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