The Architect’s Apprentice – Elif Shafak

Borrowed from Val at the end of the Cordillera Blanca Traverse, polished off during the journey from Huaraz to Lima, and from Lima home.

A lovely novel set in 16th century Istanbul, at the height of the Ottoman Empire, and featuring history, architecture, imperial menageries, politics and intrigue.

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