Portrait of a Turkish Family

Portrait of a Turkish Family

By (author) Irfan Orga


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A story of Irfan Orga's family's survival.

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 22mm | 358.34g
  • 01 Jun 2003
  • Eland Publishing Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0907871828
  • 9780907871828
  • 76,785

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Author Information

Irfan Orga was born into a rich Ottoman family which was decimated, financially and emotionally, by the First World War. He joined the Turkish Air Force but was forced into exile by a law forbidding members of the armed forces to marry foreigners. Living in England with his Anglo-Irish wife and their son Ates, he was largely supported by his wife, though the publication of Portrait of a Turkish Family and The Caravan Moves On made him a literary celebrity in the 1950s.

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"This book is a little masterpiece" Robert Fox, Daily Telegraph

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