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[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Aviary Gate By Katie Hickman – Formresponse.co.uk Un segreto sepolto da quattrocento anniGli intrighi dell'harem del sultanoUna storia di passione e tradimentiOxford Biblioteca bodleiana Elizabeth Stavley non crede ai suoi occhi quando tra le pagine Un segreto sepolto da quattrocento anniGli intrighi dell'harem del sultanoUna storia di passione e tradimentiOxford Biblioteca bodleiana Elizabeth Stavley non crede ai suoi occhi quando tra le pagine di un antico libro di astronomia scopre il frammento di una pergamena vecchia di quattrocento anni Ha il colore dell'ambra ed è fragile come una foglia d'autunno Racconta una storia proibita Una storia rimasta nascosta per secoli che conduce nei quartieri segreti di IstanbulCostantinopoli 1599 Inglesi francesi e veneziani competono tra loro per rafforzare le relazioni diplomatiche e commerciali con il nuovo sultano dell'impero ottomano Paul.

Pindar è un ricco mercante in missione per conto della Regina d'Inghilterra Ha il compito di portare al sultano un regalo uno splendido orologio musicale Ma mentre procedono i negoziati la sua attenzione viene attratta da una voce sempre più insistente Si dice che nell'harem ci sia una nuova schiava una donna dagli occhi azzurri e dalla pelle di luna Che sia Celia la sua promessa sposa che lui crede ormai morta da tempo? E' possibile che non sia annegata ma che sia stata fatta prigioniera dai turchi? Paul deve scoprire la verità deve incontrarla almeno una volta Ma penetrare nelle stanze proibite del palazzo reale è quasi impossibil.

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The Aviary Gate PDF/EPUB ä The Aviary PDF/EPUB ² Katie Hickman was born into a diplomatic family in 1960 and has spent than twenty five years living abroad in Europe the Far East and Latin America She is featured in the Oxford University Press guide to women travellers Wayward Women

aviary epub gate book The Aviary free The Aviary Gate EpubPindar è un ricco mercante in missione per conto della Regina d'Inghilterra Ha il compito di portare al sultano un regalo uno splendido orologio musicale Ma mentre procedono i negoziati la sua attenzione viene attratta da una voce sempre più insistente Si dice che nell'harem ci sia una nuova schiava una donna dagli occhi azzurri e dalla pelle di luna Che sia Celia la sua promessa sposa che lui crede ormai morta da tempo? E' possibile che non sia annegata ma che sia stata fatta prigioniera dai turchi? Paul deve scoprire la verità deve incontrarla almeno una volta Ma penetrare nelle stanze proibite del palazzo reale è quasi impossibil.

10 thoughts on “The Aviary Gate

  1. Carey Carey says:

    The Aviary Gate PDF/EPUB ä The Aviary PDF/EPUB ² aviary epub, gate book, The Aviary free, The Aviary Gate EpubKatie Hickman's The Aviary Gate is a story within a story In present day Oxford Elizabeth Staveley a graduate student is looking through the Bodleian Library archives in search of material for her thesis on captivity narratives She finds a fragment of a manuscript which describes a shipwreck and the unfortunate aftermath when the ship is boarded by Turkish pirates The captain of the ship is murdered and several of the women are taken captive by the pirates among them the captain's daughter CeliaElizabeth immediately feels a connection with Celia and wants to find out of her story At the same time her personal life is experiencing upheaval The man she is in love with is a wandering womanizer and as much as Elizabeth would like to break away she is having trouble severing her ties to him On an impulse she abruptly leaves her l


  2. Adrienne Adrienne says:

    The Aviary Gate PDF/EPUB ä The Aviary PDF/EPUB ² aviary epub, gate book, The Aviary free, The Aviary Gate EpubOh I couldn't give this book anything other than a 5 star rating it has everything I enjoy in a great read An historical 'romance' I've put the romance in inverted commas because it's not a typical romance with a HEA but rather a romance in the victorian sense of the word Beautifully writen it captured my imagination right from the start I love this time period 16th Century but not from an Elizabethan angle infact I find that period of 'English' history quite boring no it's the Venetian and Ottoman settings I love I also love anything that includes Astronomy maths and mathematical instruments and this story is full of the stuff plus there's intrigue and mystery I also like stories which have an element of reincarnation or sixth sense So this was ideal for me The Avairy Gate is beautifully written set in the Topkapi Harem Constantinople and Modern day Oxford and Istantbul it's a lovely story that spans the centuries From the begining I got a real fe


  3. Alana Alana says:

    The Aviary Gate PDF/EPUB ä The Aviary PDF/EPUB ² aviary epub, gate book, The Aviary free, The Aviary Gate Epub The Aviary Gate by Kate Hickman is a lush narrative that reaches back into the sultan's harem of Constantinople 1599 to relate a bittersweet story of loyalty love and loss Elizabeth is a modern day grad student at Oxford entangled with a rake and researching captivity narratives for a bid at an MPhil She stumbles upon some clues that suggest an Engl


  4. Roman Clodia Roman Clodia says:

    The Aviary Gate PDF/EPUB ä The Aviary PDF/EPUB ² aviary epub, gate book, The Aviary free, The Aviary Gate EpubAt the end of this book Hickman mentions all the research she did but sadly while it definitely pays off in terms of atmosphere rustling silks perfumed gardens glittering jewels it does little to sustain a plot which is a standard `English girl in a harem' clichéSet as so many novels currently are in a dual time of 1599 Constantinople and present day Istanbul this tells the story of two women entrapped one literally in the Sultan's harem following a shipwreck the other in a self destructive love affair One finally escapes the other doesn'tI read this because I was drawn to the Elizabethan story from the reviews but actually found that very derivative and was actually far interested in the present day story which doesn't get nearly as much page spaceThe Elizabethan narrative felt very unevenly paced with real characters introduced at the start and then just disappe


  5. Betty Betty says:

    The Aviary Gate PDF/EPUB ä The Aviary PDF/EPUB ² aviary epub, gate book, The Aviary free, The Aviary Gate EpubMystery History and Love Story during the Ottoman EmpireHaunting refreshingly different the story begins when a small scrap of old manuscript dating to 1599 is accidentally discovered among the texts of Elizabeth’s studies Elizabeth feels she must learn the fate of Celia the betrothed daughter of the ship’s captain after his ship has floundered Celia has been captured brought to the Sultan’s harem So begins our student’s research delving into the realm of the Sultans and Harems of the old Ottoman empire in her search for what became of Celia whose life was obviously the focus of the original manuscript This book is an e


  6. Natasa Natasa says:

    The Aviary Gate PDF/EPUB ä The Aviary PDF/EPUB ² aviary epub, gate book, The Aviary free, The Aviary Gate EpubThe characters do not inspire emotional attachment the plot is sufficiently predictable to prevent reader interest and the writing style is littered with a character’s thoughts While not actively bad The Aviary Gate is boring and instantly forgettable I was disappointed


  7. DubaiReader DubaiReader says:

    The Aviary Gate PDF/EPUB ä The Aviary PDF/EPUB ² aviary epub, gate book, The Aviary free, The Aviary Gate EpubLife in an Ottoman haremThis received quite mixed reviews on UK and I had reservations when I began reading Fortunately I was pleasantly surprised and found it a very enjoyable read with plenty of historical interest and atmospheric descriptionsThere are two time frames used in the novel the current day story of historical researcher Elizabeth Staveley is used as a tool to provide the background to the interesting historical section Elizabeth finds a fragment of a manuscript suggesting that Celia an English girl may have bee


  8. Cristina Cristina says:

    The Aviary Gate PDF/EPUB ä The Aviary PDF/EPUB ² aviary epub, gate book, The Aviary free, The Aviary Gate EpubI am so bloody disappointed By the ending I mean that poem that Celia leaves to Anetta could have been from before she went to see Paul that night Or indeed it could have been from later on after having come to the conclusion she would have never seen him ever againAnyway the novel was interesting overall I got to envisage a picture of Istanbul that I loved and it made me want to visit it for real But the ending good God the ending Why choose such an ending to a 500 pages novel? at least in Romanian it was that lengthy I hate Katie Hickman pretty much right now For making me desire of Mehmet'se n scenes and by this I mean Elizabeth's Mehmet not Mehmet the Sultan for making me lon


  9. Ben Kane Ben Kane says:

    The Aviary Gate PDF/EPUB ä The Aviary PDF/EPUB ² aviary epub, gate book, The Aviary free, The Aviary Gate EpubI heard about this novel about 3 years ago on Radio Four Neglecting to note down the title because I was driving I discovered it again by posting a query on an historical fiction forum I'm on Funnily enough I ended up reading it just after I'd read a similar tale of piracy and women carried off into captivity The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson Sadly this book wasn't in the same league as Johnson's novelThat's not to say that I didn't enjoy it because I did Hickman has clearly done her research because the tale is well written and richly described and unlike other reviewers I thought it portrayed the claustrophobia creepiness of the Sultan's harem very well I thought that the story of Celia


  10. Zoella Zoella says:

    The Aviary Gate PDF/EPUB ä The Aviary PDF/EPUB ² aviary epub, gate book, The Aviary free, The Aviary Gate EpubWow The start is incredibly uncomfortable to read cue crossing legs and squirming But once you get passed the mutilation and hardship the characters are instantly likable even the cruel and rebellious ones It's obvious how much research Hickman put into the novel especially with the map and glossary and one can not fail to appreciate this On the other hand some writers get bogged down in their research and this can threaten to overshadow the plot and characters but Hickman narrowly avoids this I recommend this novel to people who aren't squeamish who love historical fiction and who don't mind that certain parts have than a pinch of poetic license after all it is fiction If historical fiction isn't your thing then the novel still delivers in plot and character relationships It begins with the poisoning of the chief eunuch and through a series of flashbacks we see events unfold from there Gripping stuff I love


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