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Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'When Brendan Shanahan returned to Turkey after two years to catch up with old friends he found much had changed. Not only was the country itself transforming but the lives of his Turkish friends seemed to be mirroring the growing pains of a nation on the cusp of its biggest transformation since independence. After travelling extensively in the wilds of the east - where, among other things, he found himself in the middle of a gunfight, was propositioned by shepherds and swam to Armenia in his underpants - Brendan eventually agreed to run his friend's carpet shop in Istanbul. With only the dubious help of his carpet-dealer friend, a lovable but frequently demanding bi-polar drug addict, the results were often disastrous, frequently hilarious and occasionally poignant. By the end of his travels he was broke and owned more carpets than floor, but had come to a deeper understanding both of a country he loved and the people he loved in it.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2008 .
      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 June 2008.
      ISBN: 9780732285562 (pbk.)
    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Press , 2013 .
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      Note/s:
      • Published 9 April 2013
      ISBN: 9780522864335 (ebook), 9780522864328 (paperback)

Works about this Work

Off the Shelf : Travel Thuy On , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 May 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of In Turkey I Am Beautiful : Between Chaos and Madness in a Strange Land Brendan Shanahan 2008 single work autobiography
Armchair Journey Kate Duthie , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 May-1 June 2008; (p. 5) The Age , 30 May 2008; (p. 5)

— Review of In Turkey I Am Beautiful : Between Chaos and Madness in a Strange Land Brendan Shanahan 2008 single work autobiography
Books Non-Fiction Terry Oberg , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 June 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of In Turkey I Am Beautiful : Between Chaos and Madness in a Strange Land Brendan Shanahan 2008 single work autobiography
Passion for the Personal Rosemarie Milsom , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 20 July 2008; (p. 4)

— Review of In Turkey I Am Beautiful : Between Chaos and Madness in a Strange Land Brendan Shanahan 2008 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf : Travel Thuy On , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 May 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of In Turkey I Am Beautiful : Between Chaos and Madness in a Strange Land Brendan Shanahan 2008 single work autobiography
Armchair Journey Kate Duthie , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 May-1 June 2008; (p. 5) The Age , 30 May 2008; (p. 5)

— Review of In Turkey I Am Beautiful : Between Chaos and Madness in a Strange Land Brendan Shanahan 2008 single work autobiography
Books Non-Fiction Terry Oberg , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 June 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of In Turkey I Am Beautiful : Between Chaos and Madness in a Strange Land Brendan Shanahan 2008 single work autobiography
Passion for the Personal Rosemarie Milsom , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 20 July 2008; (p. 4)

— Review of In Turkey I Am Beautiful : Between Chaos and Madness in a Strange Land Brendan Shanahan 2008 single work autobiography
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