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Description - Portrait of a Turkish Family by Irfan Orga

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780907871828
ISBN-10: 0907871828
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Pages: 332
Imprint: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Irfan Orga

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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