Maureen Freely

Maureen Freely, who contributed the Postscript to Stamboul Ghosts, has followed in her father John Freely's footsteps by becoming a prolific author, journalist and academic. She grew up in Istanbul and now lives in England, where she is Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at University of Warwick and jas served as president and chair of English PEN. She has made a reputation for herself as translator of several novels by Orhan Pamuk and other distinguished Turkish writers. Of her own novels, three are semi-autobiographical and set in Istanbul: 'The Life of the Party' (1986), 'Enlightenment' (2008) and 'Sailing Through Byzantium' (2013)


Stamboul Ghosts: A Stroll Through Bohemian Istanbul

Maureen Freely

Colourful, cosmopolitan, hard-drinking, often outrageous characters throng this rollicking memoir by the late John Freely, who moved with his family to Istanbul in 1960 and changed travel writing for good with his 1972 guide, Strolling Through Istanbul. Dozens of books on travel, history and science would follow. READ MORE

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