Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres

By Louis de Bernieres

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Set against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, the Gallipoli campaign and the subsequent bitter struggle between Greeks and Turks, this book traces the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia – a town in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully for centuries.


08 Nov 2018


Excellent writing. Extensive overview of the politics of WW1 in what is now Turkey, including formation of the nation, personalities involved and ramifications for the modern day.

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