Praise for "Strolling Through Istanbul: """ "A classic. The best travel guide to Istanbul." --"The Times" "A guide book that reads like a novel" "-" William Buckley, " The New York Times" "It is a guide-book that reads more like a literary tale and should do well with its subject city decreed European Capital of Culture this year." --"The Bookseller""Both engaging and scholarly, this is a guide to Istanbul that has yet to be surpassed." --"Daily Telegraph/ telegraph.co.uk"
This classic guide to Istanbul by Hilary Sumner-Boyd and John Freely - the ‘best travel guide to Istanbul’ (The Times), ‘a guide book that reads like a novel’ (New York Times) - is here, for the first time since its original publication thirty-seven years ago, published in a completely revised and updated new edition. Taking the reader on foot through this captivating city - European Capital of Culture 2010 - the authors describe the historic monuments and sites of what was once Constantinople and the capital in turn of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, in the context of the great living city. Woven throughout are lively anecdotes, secret histories, hidden gems and every major place of interest the traveller will want to see. Practical and informative, readable and vividly described, this is the definitive guide to and story of Istanbul, by those who know it best.
'The best travel guide to Istanbul' - The Times