The Architect's Apprentice

The Architect's Apprentice

Book - 2014
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Sixteenth century Istanbul: a stowaway arrives in the city bearing an extraordinary gift for the Sultan. The boy is utterly alone in a foreign land, with no wordly possessions to his name except Chota, a rare and valuable white elephant destined for the palace menagerie.
Publisher: London : Viking, 2014.
ISBN: 9780241004913
0241004918
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 455 p. ;,23 cm.

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14Alina
Apr 29, 2017

Amazing story. Careful with the details, without overwhelming us, the author opens a window in time and let us see the beauty of Istanbul, while celebrating Friendship and Life. Amazing writer.

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lovemybranch
Apr 14, 2016

Reasonably well written but I didn't really care about the main character.

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Memawrayne
Mar 26, 2016

A beautifully written story. I enjoyed it immensely.

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stellamd
Jan 02, 2016

A fascinating story of Turkish culture in the time of Suleiman. Very well written, a good storyline, and historically enlightening.

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cicicat
Aug 22, 2015

Although at times a little hard to get through, it is a wonderful book. Stick with it. It's worth it.

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GummiGirl
May 25, 2015

An engrossing tale for fans of elephants, architecture, and the 16th century.

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ll58057
May 06, 2015

This is a wonderful book. Elif Shafak has captured the essance of what life in the court of the Sultan of the Ottoman Turks of the 15th century when it was at its epoch. Its also a love story about young Indian boy his elephant and an elusive princess. Set in the era when a number of the great buildings and mosques of Instanbul were designed and built the story will draw you in to its intrigues and a time of wonder

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ll58057
May 06, 2015

ll58057 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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