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The Dark Moment

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Feride and Nilufer, accustomed to the elegance and protection of an old, aristocratic society, were suddenly forced by their love for the men they had married to become pioneers for the freedom of their countrywomen! The revolution started by the sensational general Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had swept their husbands up in the fight for a new and modern Turkey, while Feride and ...more
Published (first published January 1st 1952)
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Linda
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent history. Well-done, interesting characters. A good story. I'm just sorry that I didn't read Ann Bridge when she was first recommended to me many years ago. ...more
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Nov 24, 2013 marked it as to-read




I always enjoy Ann Bridge's books, and this was one I had long wished to re-read. Particularly intriguing in the light of recent news about Turkey. Interesting to hear about the early days of the post-Ottoman period and Kamal Ataturk. As usual, Bridge sees duty as more important than love.
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Bev
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Interesting novel about the Turkish Revolution in the 1920s. Hard to get into at first because of foreign vocabulary. One of those books you can take a long time to read because there isn't a "page-turner" plot. Probably very factual, which I liked. ...more
Elizabeth Bentley
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Ann Bridge's books, and this was one I had long wished to re-read. Particularly intriguing in the light of recent news about Turkey. Interesting to hear about the early days of the post-Ottoman period and Kamal Ataturk. As usual, Bridge sees duty as more important than love. ...more
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Mid twentieth-century novelist [real name, Mary Anne O'Malley] who began by exploiting the milieu of the British Foreign Office community in Peking, China, where she lived for two years with her diplomat husband. Her novels combine courtship plots with vividly-realised settings and demure social satire.

She went on to write novels which take as the background of their protagonists' emotional lives
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