Although one of the world’s longest running and most powerful empires we haven’t found much on the Ottoman Empire. But we have found a couple of gems.
Frances Mary Somers Cocks (Author), Eric Robson (Illustrator)
The second book in the Abraham Hannibal series, this quirky, fascinating book explores life as a slave gardener in the palace of the Ottoman Sultan in the early 1700s.
Alev Lytle Croutier (Author)
Set in 1720′s this charts the story of a young girl tricked into slavery and taken to the Sultan’s palace in Istanbul, the heart of the Ottoman Empire.
Other books we haven’t read:
- Suleiman the Magnificent and the Story of Istanbul (Treasures from the East)
Julia Marshall (Author), Joan Ulathorne (Illustrator)
- The Emperor’s Winding Sheet
Jill Paton Walsh (Author)