'Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey'
Ed. Anastasia M Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gökmen
Seal Women's Travel
293 pages, paperback, £8.99
This is not just another anthology by expat wives who long to get in print. This is a wonderful book; beautifully written, thought-provoking and inspiring. Every essay is spot on, literary and insightful. Grouped into sections, they cover everything from relationships with Turks and non-Turks to the food, the music, the humour and the passion. Be ready to book a flight to Istanbul afterwards.
Causes Anastasia Ashman Supports
Vipassana Meditation Instruction (dhamma.org) Ashoka Organization of Social Entrepreneurs (ashoka.org)