Introduction by Barbara Nadel, author of the Inspector Cetin Ikmen series

Over sixty superb writers reveal what makes Istanbul one of the world's most extraordinary cities:

Orhan Pamuk makes his own museum

Elif Shafak shops in the Grand Bazaar

William Dalrymple rides the Bosphorous ferries

Oya Baydar pictures some ordinary lives

Geert Mak enjoys the Galata Bridge

Orhan Kemal comes in from the countryside

Maureen Freely adores her adopted city

Yashar Kemal recalls a moving tradition

Rory Maclean travels by 'magic bus'

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