Yes, I Would...: An American Woman's Letters to Turkey
Yes, I Would... comprises a series of imaginary letters written to Lady Mary Montagu, whose famous Embassy Letters were written in 1716-1718 during her stay in Turkey as the wife of the English ambassador. The author uses themes dear to Lady Mary, such as culture, art, religion, women and daily life, to reflect on those same topics as encountered during the author's past 30 years of travel in Turkey.
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Beautiful book. I would recommend to anyone who likes travel stories and who is interested in learning about other cultures by traveling and living in those countries. Although the letter is written as imaginary letters to Lady Mary Montagu, an ambassador's wife who loved traveling and writing in 18.cc, it is Katherine Branning's imaginary comparison with the Lady's experiences and herself. It is about her many travels to Turkey after she studied in France and how she came to respect the people and their friendship while examining customs, socio-culture, history, and art, among other traits.