On Saturday 9th September, 1922, the victorious Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire. What happened over the next two weeks must rank as one of the most compelling human dramas of the twentieth century. Almost two million people were caught up in a disaster of truly epic proportions.
PARADISE LOST is told with the narrative verve that has made Giles Milton a bestselling historian. It unfolds through the memories of the survivors, many of them interviewed for the first time, and the eyewitness accounts of those who found themselves caught up in one of the greatest catastrophes of the modern age.
Hodder & Stoughton; October 2011
- ISBN: 9781444731798
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Paradise Lost
- Author: Giles Milton
Imprint: John Murray
In The Press
Giles Milton's brilliant re-creation of the last days of Smyrna
About The Author
Giles Milton is a writer and historian. He is the bestselling author of Nathaniel`s Nutmeg, Big Chief Elizabeth, The Riddle and the Knight, White Gold, Samurai William, Paradise Lost and, most recently, Wolfram. He has also written two novels and two children`s books, one of them illustrated by his wife Alexandra. He lives in South London.