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7.30pm – Istanbul

Bettany Hughes

Thursday 23 May 7:30PM
AT Charleston
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Award-winning historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes’ tour de force Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities includes all three of its incarnations: Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul. The narrative is brimming with incident and her portraits of such larger-than-life figures as Xerxes, Constantine, Justinian, Theodora and Suleyman the Magnificent are written with brio. Her description of modern day Istanbul celebrates a visceral, pulsating city.

“In Bettany Hughes’ life-filled and life-affirming history, steeped in romance and written with verve, Istanbul has found a sympathetic and engaging champion” (The Times).

Hughes has made a number of documentaries for television.

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