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The Dervish by Frances Kazan
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Going on with my world tour of 52 countries started last year, I just visited Turkey with The Dervish.
Once again, I got caught by the format of the book (letter, with memories) and the intensity of the historical events, so that I had to go back and check if this was fiction or nonfiction.

The story is set on the background of an essential time in Turkey history: just after World War I, with the Allies disastrous tries to cut the country into pieces, the conflict between the Turks and the Greeks (in Smyrna), and the Nationalist Movement (with Mustafa Kemal).

The author translates with passion the....

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Reading Progress

December 2, 2012 – Shelved
January 2, 2013 – Started Reading
January 2, 2013 – Shelved as: received-from-publisher-author
January 6, 2013 – Shelved as: read-in-2013
January 6, 2013 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
January 6, 2013 – Finished Reading
February 13, 2013 – Shelved as: around-the-world-in-52-books-readin

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