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A beautiful meander through modern Turkey to the sea
on 10 September 2013
Jeremy Seal has written a corker of a tale (my best summer big read). I adore Turkey but wouldn't have the time, chance or language ability to trace such an ambitious route. What Mr Seal does is survey the history of Anatolia (tales of knights, crusaders, brigands, kings, queens, Mongols, Romans, Victorians and a much greater cast beside) from his kayak as he floats gently - and not so gently in places - towards the sea.
Thrills, spills and endless cups of tea show a side of modern Turkey that few of us will see. Nature, politics and humour are woven into the mix. Well done that man. I can also recommend A Fez of the Heart, Mr Seal's earlier and equally entertaining book. Now, that's a tale of a Turkey long gone, and I feel that this 2013 book will be the standard text for this current period too. Again, brilliant. Sit back and relax.