Contents Turkey for Connoisseurs
Art and Antiquity Cover Story: Émigré’s Escape
Alexis Gritchenko’s avant-garde Istanbul, by Thomas Roueché and Rose Shepherd · 56
The Road to Pergamon
The famed photographer Don McCullin and writer Barnaby Rogerson set out to capture the brooding beauty of Rome’s Aegean legacy · 32
Connoisseur Precious Patterns London’s Islamic Sales · 5
An Alliance of Hearts The Empress Eugénie visits Sultan Abdülaziz, by Philip Mansel · 8
Off the Beaten Track
Nicholas Haslam and Paul Veysseyre are captivated by the tumbledown houses of Eğirdir · 72
Where the Wild Things Are
Andrew Byfield recalls happy days plant-hunting in the Taurus Mountains · 90
Café Come Home
Andrew Finkel on the coffee houses of Istanbul. Photo essay by Monica Fritz · 104
Wildly Beautiful Martyn Rix on a book of Mediterranean flora · 13
Ottoman Voices Philip Mansel on a wealth of new memoirs · 18
The Other Side of the Coin Works that take the bias out of Balkan history, by David Barchard · 20
Forget about the Ruins Jason Goodwin on the grandfather of the modern travel book · 21 Some Corner of a Foreign Field Conrad Thake on the story of a fantastical cemetery in Malta · 22
Taking Flight Richard Porter pores over a magnificent tome on Anatolia’s birdlife · 28
Cookery Health to the Body, Food to the Soul Berrin Torolsan conjures up magically simple sherbets and sorbets · 118
From Our Correspondents Istanbul: Private View, by Andrew Finkel · 10 Central Asia: Missing you already, by Caroline Eden · 110 Anatolia: A thoroughly modern museum, by Roger Norman · 112 The Mediterranean: Splendid isolation, by Rupert Scott · 114
Eating in: A Wok on the wild side, by Andrew Finkel · 117
Genius, wit and charm Roger Norman pays tribute to the late historian Norman Stone · 126
Cover Still Life with Agave, by Alexis Gritchenko, 1915–18 (see ‘Emigré’s Escape’, page 56) © National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv
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