A Fez of the heart: travels around Turkey in search of a hat

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Picador, 1995 - Design - 295 pages
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Inspired by a dusty fez in his parents' attic, Jeremy Seal set off in 1993 to trace the astonishing history of this cone-shaped hat. Soon the quintessentially Turkish headgear became the key to understanding a country beset by contradictions. "A modern travel classic" (Herald Express).

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User Review  - janglen - LibraryThing

I rather like this book. Jeremy Seal weaves history, culture and anecdote around the theme of the fez. The hat is just a vehicle for the rest, an interesting way of linking the various elements of the book, even if it does get a little irritating after a while. Read full review

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User Review  - nandadevi - LibraryThing

There are two essentials to any great travel book. Firstly a passion for the place and the people, and secondly the ability to share the experience with the reader. Seal's love (and knowledge) of ... Read full review


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Jeremy Seal has written for numerous English newspapers. His first book, A Fez of the Heart, was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and short-listed for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. His second book, The Snakebite Survivor's Club, was a New York Public Library Exceptional Book of the Year. He lives in Bath, England, with his wife and daughters.

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