Life with a View: A Turkish Quest


American couple have their own odyssey—spiked with comic pitfalls— as they design and build a home on the Black Sea.

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American couple have their own odyssey—spiked with comic pitfalls— as they design and build a home on the Black Sea.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789944424202
  • Publisher: Citlembik Publications
  • Publication date: 8/15/2007
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.41 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Toni Sepeda has lived abroad since the 1970s, teaching literature and art history in Europe. Her passions for travel, food and art influence this book about building a house on Turkey’s Black Sea coast. Author resides near Venice, Italy.
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Table of Contents

1 PREFACE Part 2 1 Chapter 3 1THE QUEST Chapter 4 2 THE PAPERS Chapter 5 3 GREAT EXPECTATIONS Chapter 6 4 THE JOURNEY Chapter 7 5 ISTANBUL TO ASIA Chapter 8 6 HILMI’S AND THE BEACH Chapter 9 7 ARRIVAL Chapter 10 8 FIRST SUMMER Chapter 11 9 BLACK SEA TO BURSA Part 12 II Chapter 13 10 WESTERN INVASION Chapter 14 11 EASTERN CONQUEST Chapter 15 12 ANNUAL ABANDON Chapter 16 13 HOUSE GROWS Chapter 17 14 THE BEACH Chapter 18 15 ...AND GROWS Chapter 19 16 SPACE & TIME Chapter 20 17 TRAVELS IN ASYA Chapter 21 18 BURSA Chapter 22 19 THE GIRL WITH RED HAIR Part 23 III Chapter 24 20 POWER IN PARADISE Chapter 25 21 BEYAZ SARAY: WHITE PALACE Chapter 26 22 BACK TO AVRUPA: ISTANBUL Chapter 27 23 FRIENDS Chapter 28 24 WINDING UP Chapter 29 25 XENOPHON’S CURSE: A FINAL QUEST Chapter 30 26 LA SUBLIME PORTE TO LA SERENISSIMA 31 EPILOGUE 32 GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2008

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    An intellectually thoughtful and visually stimulating armchair journey. This is a vicarious adventure for those of us who do not have the nerve to travel to far off places, much less to attempt to live, or some ancient gods forbid, try to build a house there. The book does however encourage me to take a few small steps away from my comfort zone, and that effect alone is worth the reading of it. I read it in a long weekend sitting because I became engrossed in the tale and could not wait to find out what perils were next met and conquered. I will now reread it to savor the rich descriptions, clever asides, and to better immerse myself in the ¿situations¿ 'and experience the joys when they are resolved'. I already feel like I know many of the characters. Certainly I feel close enough to Toni and Craig to think of them as friends, a bit eccentric perhaps but living a life I envy!

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