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I have (had?) no interest in the history of Persia or Turkey, but was advised by a friend that this was a good book. This book is so good. I read the first three-quarters in two days, then delayed getting to the end for a month. Beautifully written, incisive, thought-provoking, I have resolved to read it again - an honour I give few books. Brilliant, a must-read if you're interested in people, places, lifestyles or love. And if you're not interested in any of those...