One last post on Turkey. My companion, known here as the Art Student, was fascinated, even obsessed with the many women tourists in Istanbul who were dressed in black from head to toe, faces veiled and even sometimes hands concealed by black gloves. She was indignant that their male companions were very often wearing shorts. Far too hot for a man to wear long pants, they seemed to say, while the women simply sweltered. Paradoxically, many of these women carried cameras. We did see some lowering the veils to below their chins so as to be photographed, but mainly they took snaps and remained themselves unsnappable. Traditional Turkish attire for women involving garments resembling trench coats of varying lengths and colours, didn’t look much cooler, but at least the women showed their faces in public,
WP Bookblog Listing
- Bel Canto (Ann Patchett 2002) 22 April 2018The logical book to read after Ann Patchett's Truth and Beauty would be Lucy Grealy's Autobiography of a Face, but travel imposes limitations, and this earlier book by Ann Patchett is in our luggage, so it's the one.
- Truth and Beauty: A Friendship (Ann Patchett 2004) 19 April 2018This comes highly recommended by my recommender-in-chief.
- All the Birds, Singing (Evie Wyld 2013) 16 April 2018A book club book.
- Netflix: Come Sunday (Joshua Marston 2018) 13 April 2018Chiwetel Ejiofor in the true story of an African American Bishop who came to believe – and to preach – that hell does not exist. Amazing to watch a film that at its heart is about theology!
- This Water: Five Tales (Beverly Farmer (2017) 10 April 2018From Giramondo.
- Bel Canto (Ann Patchett 2002) 22 April 2018
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- Caminho de Tiago, Day 3
- Caminho Portuguès, Day 2
- Caminho Portuguès, Day 1
- Evie Wyld’s All the Birds, Singing
- Beverley Farmer’s This Water
- Nos ossos
- China Miéville’s Scar
- Rose Tremain’s Restoration
- Hearts in London, 4
- Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates and others’ Black Panther
- Amitav Ghosh’s Flood of Fire
- Hearts in London, 3
- Hearts in London, 2
- Hearts in London, 1
- Overland 229