The Lycian Shore

By Freya Stark,

Book cover of The Lycian Shore: A Turkish Odyssey

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1 author picked The Lycian Shore as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

In many books, Freya Stark (1893 to 1993) covered mostly what we used to call the Middle and Near East – Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Afghanistan.

In The Lycian Shore she sails in a small yacht along the coast of south-west Turkey. I love this book – it shows what women travel writers can do when they blend history and personal observation. I used to take her chapters apart when I started out to learn how she did it.

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