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Yes, I Would Love Another Glass of Tea: An American Woman's Letters to Turkey
     

Yes, I Would Love Another Glass of Tea: An American Woman's Letters to Turkey

by Katharine Branning
 

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Yes, I Would... comprises a series of imaginary letters written to Lady Mary Montagu, whose famous Embassy Letters were written in 1716-1718 during her stay in Turkey as the wife of the English ambassador. The author uses themes dear to Lady Mary, such as culture, art, religion, women and daily life, to reflect on those same topics as encountered during the

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Yes, I Would... comprises a series of imaginary letters written to Lady Mary Montagu, whose famous Embassy Letters were written in 1716-1718 during her stay in Turkey as the wife of the English ambassador. The author uses themes dear to Lady Mary, such as culture, art, religion, women and daily life, to reflect on those same topics as encountered during the author's past 30 years of travel in Turkey.

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Inspired by Lady Mary Montagu, husband of the English ambassador to Turkey in the early 18th century, whose correspondences were collected posthumously in The Embassy Letters, Branning has written a series of imagined letters to Lady Montagu that reveal her own take on Turkey. A librarian and art historian who has spent considerable time in the country, Branning shares her experiences, both positive and negative, in a narrative style that is proper, prim, and perhaps overly restrained: "I wrote to you in the last letter about women, but I feel I need to say a few more things specifically..." Her affection for Turkey and her appreciation for its food, customs, and hospitality are evident. "There are no hidden agendas, secret ingredients, tour de mains, or elaborate reduced sauces in this food. It is bold and direct, and you know exactly what has gone into its making... I eat simply... this is one of my most favorite meals on earth." Her enthusiasm is infectious, and the photos that close many chapters help to make this volume a treat.
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ISBN-13:
9781935295068
Publisher:
Blue Dome Press
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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