Saturday, 10 December 2016

Fire and Ice. Can they ever mix?


A new Regency tales adventure.

             Set in Constantinople in 1811, SCANDALOUS LADY   is the story of a top ranking, ice-cold diplomat who encounters a fiery, rebellious artist  and thereafter, nothing goes to plan - for either of them!
Published by Endeavour Press               
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Experience the city together with Olivia as she discovers the exotic mix of past and present, east and west in Constantinople, the " city of the world's desire ". 
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                                     Dusk on the Golden Horn, 1845 - Ivan Aivazovsky




The Ciragan Palace, summer residence of the Sultan and his court. 




A narghile, a water pipe. In the coffeehouse she visits, Olivia takes only one puff but Lady Hester Stanhope is constantly smoking hers.


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Turkish Café -Picture by Amadeo Preziosi

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The bewildering variety of food   [picture by TooIstanbul]


Historical Turkish male and female costumes. Ottoman Empire clothing    and of costume....
[Picture courtesy of world4eu]


The splendid goods such as carpets


and jewellery


     Transport - on land


     -and on water

[Transport pictures by Giovanni Brindisi, 1845]