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Portrait of a Turkish Family Paperback – 31 Jul 2002
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An unusually convincing autobiographical sketch. The entire portrait is good. -- Peter Quennell, The Daily Mail
The thing that stands out most, in retrospect, is the author's honesty. -- Sue Earle, The Sunday Morning Post
This book is a masterpiece -- Robert Fox, The Daily Telegraph
an unusual insight into the lives of the much-tried generation which founded modern Turkey -- Andrew Mango, Times Literary Supplement
it gives a rare insight into the psychological transformation which has come over the unchanging East... A wholly delightful book -- Harold Nicolson, The Observer
About the Author
Irfan Orga was born into a rich Ottoman family which was decimated, financially and emotionally, by the First World War. He joined the Turkish Air Force but was forced into exile by a law forbidding members of the armed forces to marry foreigners. Living in England with his Anglo-Irish wife and their son Ates, he was largely supported by his wife, though the publication of Portrait of a Turkish Family and The Caravan Moves On made him a literary celebrity in the 1950s.See all Product description
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The english is not very good ! Many mistakes and errors,but I would still recommend it.
We learn how the population suffered and how ill prepared the army was to go into war.
It's a story of survival and the love of a son.
Based on historic facts and touches on the rise of Ataturk and the changes that he brought in.
I enjoyed the relationships between the characters and their survival against the odds.
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