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Jeremy Seal

Travel writer and tour leader specialising in Turkey.  His award-winning books include A Fez of the Heart, Santa: A Life, a portrait of the extraordinary posthumous life of the Byzantine bishop who was to become Santa Claus, and Meander, which tells of the solo canoe journey he made down Turkey’s eponymous river. His most recent book, A Coup in Turkey, was published by Chatto in 2021. He has written about Turkey for a wide range of publications. He also teaches, most notably on creative non-fiction writing for the Institute of Continuing Education in Cambridge. Twitter: @JeremySeal1 | Instagram: @jeremyinturkey | Website: