- Number of Pages
- Publication year
Selva, the daughter of one of Turkey’s last Ottoman royalties, falls in love and marries Rafael, the Jewish son of a court physician. The elope to Paris in the hope of building a new life when France is invaded by the Nazis. However, a group of Turkish diplomats braves everything to help Selva, Rafael, and hundreds of other innocents to safety. Will they succeed?
What makes this book stand out?
The essence of Turkey captured in a book. The book is founded on fundamental human values, and how class, race, nationality – nothing matters when people really want to help each other out.
Read it for
Captivating character sketches that feel too real and a story of survival that takes you across continents.
Don't read it for
A tad too romantic and too good to be true.