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The Dark Moment

(1951)
A novel by

 
Feride and Nilufer lead a elegant and comfortable life in Turkish aristocratic society until their lives are turned upside down by Ataturk's fight for independence after WWI. Finding strength and courage they didn't know they had, the women become pioneers for the freedom of their countrywomen.

When their husbands leave to join general Ataturk in the fight for a new Turkey, Feride and Nilufer dress in disguises and follow them. Through rain and mud and past glittering snowy peaks, the inexperienced women are plunged into hardships they had never dreamed of - living with the roar of Greek guns, fearing the horrors of military disaster. The magnetic Ataturk, having led his forces victoriously against the Greeks, proceeded to cajole and bully his people into trading the fez for hats and adopting a new alphabet. Almost overnight, Ataturk- with the help of courageous women like Feride - turned Turkey into a 20th-century nation.

"Absorbing reading...There's color in the rich tapestry of Turkish custom and thought; there are vivid scenes and live characters." - Kirkus

 
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Hardback Editions

July 1969 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Dark Moment
Author(s): Ann Bridge
ISBN: 0-7011-1510-6 / 978-0-7011-1510-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Dark Moment
Author(s): Ann Bridge
ISBN: 1-5226-9612-1 / 978-1-5226-9612-4
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Dark Moment
Author(s): Ann Bridge
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Dark Moment
Author(s): Ann Bridge
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Dark Moment
Author(s): Ann Bridge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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