A Fez of the Heart

Travels Around Turkey in Search of a Hat

Jeremy Seal

Jeremy Seal set out across Turkey, in the extremes of winter, to trace the astonishing history of a cone-shaped hat. He soon saw the fez as the key by which Turkey, beset by contradiction, might be understood.

‘Almost all you could ever need to know about modern Turkey, modern Turks and their one-time headgear. Extremely well written and very funny’ Eric Newby

‘Original and beautifully observed, the book reads like Chatwin with jokes’ Independent

‘Intelligent, funny and informative travelogue . . . Not so much a book about hats as a skilled and entertaining portrait of modern Turkey’ Sunday Times


Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978033034362603
Published: 12/01/1996

Jeremy Seal

Jeremy Seal

Jeremy Seal is a writer and broadcaster. His first book, A Fez of the Heart, was shortlisted for the 1995 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. He is also the author of The Snakebite Survivors’ Club and The Wreck at Sharpnose Point, and presenter of Channel 4’s Wreck Detectives. He lives in Bath with his wife and daughters.

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