City-pick Istanbul – Perfect gems of city writing

Over sixty superb writers reveal what makes Istanbul one of the world’s most extraordinary cities.

Orhan Pamuk makes his own museum
Elif Shafak shops in the Grand Bazaar
William Dalrymple rides the Bosphorus ferries
Oya Baydar pictures some ordinary lives
Geert Mak enjoys the Galata Bridge
Orhan Kemal comes in from the countryside
Maureen Freely adores her adopted city
Yashar Kemal recalls a moving tradition
Rory Maclean travels by “magic bus”
and much, much more…

“Brilliant… the best way to get under the skin of a city. The perfect read for travellers and book lovers of all ages.” Kate Mosse, best-selling author of Labyrinth

“Superb… It’s like having your own iPad loaded with different tomes, except only the best passages.” The Times

“A different point of view. Tired of the usual guides? Can’t be bothered with apps? Meet the alternative.” Wanderlust

“These snappy literary collages of the world’s most written-about cities combine erudition with inspiration, bookishness with approachability, and a near-encyclopaedic range of reference with a canny appreciation for whatever it is that would make you want to visit a city in the first place.” Booktrust

“If you haven’t yet discovered the city-pick series you are missing something very special. The concept is pure genius.” Hot Brands Cool Places