Through the lens of an extraordinary family, a number of fascinating stories relating to the wider tumult of late nineteenth-century Europe are revealed in this book. Playing an instrumental role in the Ottoman Empire, the story of the Robinsons is a rags-to-riches tale that stretches from the tenant farms of Lincolnshire to the palaces of Constantinople.
Based on extensive archival research, newspaper records, correspondence and interviews, author Gareth Winrow follows the various narratives of a unique family. Originally Lincolnshire tenant farmers, the lives of the Robinsons are traced from the tea estates of Darjeeling to the banks of the Bosphorus, the streets of New York, and Wilhelmine Germany.
Hardback; 296 pages, 234 x 156mm; 15 illustrations
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