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The Architect's Apprentice by [Elif Shafak]

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'Exuberant, epic and comic, fantastical and realistic . . . like all good stories it conveys deeper meanings about human experience' Financial Times

Sixteenth century Istanbul
- a city of wonder and danger

When a young boy, Jahan, arrives with a gift for the Sultan - a rare white elephant called Chota - the pair are sent to the palace's prized menagerie. There they learn to guard against the scheming of animal tamers, gypsies, deceitful courtiers and the beautiful, mischievous Princess Mihrimah.

Welcomed into this strange, beguiling land, Jahan and Chota travel to the furthest corners of the Sultan's kingdom - and to war. But when one day Jahan meets the royal architect, Sinan, he is given the chance to rise in court. To accept is to the enter marble halls walked by Princess Mihrimah, where the treacherous also plot - a true place of wonders and dangers . . .

'Fascinating. A vigorous evocation of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power' Sunday Times

'Intricate, multi-layered, resplendent, vividly evoked, beautifully written' Observer

'Sumptuous, absorbing, moving' Independent on Sunday

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'Tell me. What would be the right gift to send to a man who has everything?'
'An elephant, my Lord. The biggest animal on the land.'

Sixteenth century Istanbul: a young stowaway arrives in the city bearing an extraordinary gift for the Sultan. The boy has no wordly possessions to his name except Chota, a rare and valuable white elephant destined for the palace menagerie.

So begins an epic adventure that will see young Jahan rise from his lowly origins to the highest ranks of the Sultan's court. Along the way he will meet deceitful courtiers and false friends, gypsies, animal tamers, and the beautiful, mischievous Princess Mihrimah. He will journey on Chota's back to the furthest corners of the Sultan's kingdom and back again. And one day he will catch the eye of the royal architect, Sinan, a chance encounter destined to change Jahan's fortunes forever.

Filled with the scents, sounds and sights of the Ottoman Empire, when Istanbul was the teeming centre of civilisation, The Architect's Apprentice is a magical, sweeping tale of one boy and his elephant caught up in a world of wonder and danger.

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Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00KRSTW40
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin; 1st edition (6 November 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5667 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 449 pages
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Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist. She has published 19 books, 12 of which are novels. She is a bestselling author in many countries around the world and her work has been translated into 55 languages. Her latest novel

The Island of Missing Trees, shortlisted for the Costa Award, RSL Ondaatje Prize and Women’s Prize for Fiction. 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize; and was Blackwell’s Book of the Year. The Forty Rules of Love was chosen by BBC among the 100 Novels that Shaped Our World. The Architect’s Apprentice was chosen for the Duchess of Cornwall’s inaugural book club, The Reading Room. Shafak holds a PhD in political science and she has taught at various universities in Turkey, the US and the UK, including St Anne's College, Oxford University, where she is an honorary fellow. She also holds a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bard College.

Shafak is a Fellow and a Vice President of the Royal Society of Literature. She is a founding member of ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations). An advocate for women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights and freedom of expression, Shafak is an inspiring public speaker and twice TED Global speaker. Shafak contributes to major publications around the world and she was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2017 she was chosen by Politico as one of the twelve people “who will give you a much needed lift of the heart”. Shafak has judged numerous literary prizes, including PEN Nabokov prize and she has chaired the Wellcome Prize.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A totally enthralling read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the Ottoman architect who built some of the finest buildings in the world
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