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A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

The Oracle of Stamboul - Michael David Lukas Dedication: To my siblings -Adam and Anna, Coleman and Allison -for reminding me what matters;and to Hayley,for everything.Acknowledgements at the front; what a gentleman.Opening Quote: 'Ah, Stamboul! Of all the names that can enchant me, this one re,mains the most magical.' Pierre Loti.Opening: Eleonora Cohen came into this world on a Thursday, late in the summer of 1877. Those who rose early that morning would recall noticing a flock of purple-and-white hoopoes circling above the harbour, looping and darting about as if in attempt to mend a tear in the firmament.Evocative beginning.