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Istanbul - The World's Desire

Monday 23rd January 18:30 at London - Piccadilly

Award-winning historian, broadcaster and author Bettany Hughes presents an epic new biography of Istanbul, the city with three names - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul, the gateway between the East and the West, and between the North and the South which  served as the capital of the Late Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires.  

Investigating what it takes to make a city, Bettany explores this city ‘the world’s desire’ that is racing up the modern political agenda.  Based on meticulous research gathered over a decade and brand new archaeological evidence, this captivating portrait of the momentous life of Istanbul is visceral, immediate and scholarly narrative history at its finest.  

Bettany Hughes will be in conversation with the wonderful Caroline Sanderson, author and associate editor of The Bookseller.

All are welcome for what promises to be a fascinating evening also featuring the smells, sounds and tastes of Istanbul.

Please reserve your place by booking online, instore or by contacting 02078512400 or piccadilly@waterstones.com
London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Monday 23rd January 18:30

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