The Architect’s Apprentice

By Elif Shafak

A mesmerising, beautifully written and magical book which is part fact, part fiction set during the height of the Ottoman Empire.
~ Her Majesty, The Queen Consort
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Publish Date: 2013

Set in 16th century Istanbul, the novel follows the adventures of a boy of humble origins who arrives in the city with a wonderful gift for the sultan, a rare white elephant. On the back of his loyal companion, the boy will venture on a journey to the furthest corners of the kingdom, where the fortuitous encounter with Sinan, the royal architect, will change his life.

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