Lydia's Reviews > Paradise Lost: Smyrna, 1922

Paradise Lost by Giles Milton
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Mar 31, 2009

really liked it
Read in March, 2009

Good old classic storytelling - from one side to the next - swashbuckling bad guys, charismatic good guys, the mysterious Levantines and their millions and their famous parties by lamplight, and then the Brits and French sticking their foot in it repeatedly. Smyrna's fate was always up in the air, and the wars and the violence raised the stakes too high. Amazed how recently it all went down; the human memory is fickle.

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