The Oracle of Stamboul

The Oracle of Stamboul

Paperback (04 Aug 2011)

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Synopsis

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 Eleonora 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 Eleonora 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 Eleonora's extraordinary courage and character which lead her straight to the Sultan's court, and to her salvation.

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Headline Review publishes quality books for the lover of reading group fiction and these variously encompass wonderful storytelling, exciting locations or settings and plenty of food for thought.

Book information

ISBN: 9780755377718
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Imprint: Headline Review
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 22
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 228g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 22mm