Pera Palace – Istanbul, Turkey (English Leather Edition)

Pera Palace – Istanbul, Turkey (English Leather Edition)
Author

Andreas Augustin

Leather-bound edition

Yes

Binding

Leather bound/Goldstamping

Includes

2 Postcards, 1 HIS and 1 HER bookmark

ISBN

978-3-900692-37-7

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In 1889 the first Orient Express steamed through the ancient gates of Constantinople. Not long after, a palatial hotel was built on the hill of Pera, overlooking the most exciting city of Europe and its waterways, the ‘white’ Marmara Sea, the deep-blue Bosporus and the peaceful waters of the Golden Horn. Its name became a legend: Pera Palace Hotel.
Ever since the Pera Palace has been an institution, its famous and mysterious guests radiating l’art de vivre, enjoying its stylish five o’clock dances, lavish balls, fine food and splendid drinks. This book offers a look behind the veil of a city that is steeped in the myths of the Orient. It talks about the legendary Orient Express. It is about famous writers and infamous spies, as the Pera Palace Hotel’s territory is at the crossroads of interest of all Super Powers on Earth.
Here you meet the most famous names of the silver screen, politics and fashion. And you meet their chroniclers, who have made the hotel immortal. They all enjoyed the discreet atmosphere of this fine palace, more or less successfully walking the tight rope between two worlds.

‘The entire continent turns eastward’, wrote Victor Hugo in his prologue to Les Orientales towards the end of the 19th century. So do we, today!

Andreas Augustin about his book: "I have been served a wonderful cocktail. But sitting on the terrace of my Pierre Loti Suite watching the sun go down over the historic city of Istanbul, I can assure you that no concoction could ever match the Pera Palace Hotel itself, this fantastic cocktail of fiction and facts. I raise my glass to this grand lady of hotels, who so marvelously plays with her age, her history and her past."

This limited first edition is bound in black leather

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Dear wonderful Readers; 

It is noteworthy that, contrary to all predictions, interest in good books is not dwindling. 

The first copies of THE HALF MOON TREASURY are being released – exclusively to our readers (and before its official launching date). 

We have released a reprint of our successful book THE WESTIN EXCLESIOR ROME, the most famous hotel on Via Veneto. 

The new edition of THE STRAND (Yangon,Myanmar), for example, receives wonderful readers' feedback — thank you for your notes and mails. METROPOLE HANOI and ORIENTAL BANGKOK were relaunched in brand new edtions. The Oriental book is the first to present the (very) complete list of all authors who had ever visited.

We dispatch all our books personally autographed (as you know).

Have a save journey!

Andreas Augustin

aa at famoushotels dot org

"The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life."

George Bernard Shaw

1856, Dublin, Republic of Ireland – 1950, Ayot St Lawrence, UK

Irish playwright, critic and polemicist

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