Book review: Meander, By Jeremy Seal


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Who, outside Turkey, really knew that the River Meander does just that? The winding stream that lent its name to any corkscrew course gave Seal a classic travel author's game-plan.

He takes a trip downriver, with frail canoe, from source (the Anatolian highlands) to sea (the Aegean ports).

Along the digressive way, he shares much not only about the myth and history that fills this landscape almost to overflow, but the dilemmas of Turkey today. Seal is the best of companions; readers will enjoy every twist.