Winner of the Thomas Cook Guide Book Award ,this Blue Guide provides a comprehensive account of Turkey including route maps and town and site plans. It begins at Bursa in the north-west and end at Antakya in the far south-east. Designed to be followed by car or by public transport, it describes Turkey's history, monuments and museums. A specially commissioned introduction to the Anatolian civilizations is included together with detailed practical information and background sections on language and food. Bernard McDonagh is a former British consul who lives in Surrey. He is both a linguist and traveller who has spent a number of years exploring Turkey.