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  • Last Letter from Istanbul

  • By: Lucy Foley
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Constantinople, 1921. Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home, a grand white house, nestled on the opposite bank. Memories float on the breeze - the fragrance of the fig trees, the saffron sunsets of languid summer evenings. But now those days are dead. The house has been transformed into an army hospital, it is a prize of war in the hands of the British. And as Nur weaves through the streets carrying the embroideries that have become her livelihood, Constantinople swarms with Allied soldiers - a reminder of how far she and her city have fallen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A love story that will stay in the reader's mind

  • By Manar Moustafa on 05-10-18

Stunningly beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Gorgeous descriptions take you right to the heat of the story and you immediately become so involved in the characters lives. The characters are incredibly realistic, afflicted by the tragedies of war they are devastatingly human and you can't not empathise with their plights.
Loved the story. Very interesting to read from a historical angle also. Beautifully written.