Ayşe's Trail was selected for Completely Novel's One Big Book Launch in the UK 2014.
Hugh Pope, Today's Zaman
'Atulya K. Bingham has breathed new life into one of Turkey's most beautiful surviving outposts of accessible mountain wilderness.'
Travelogue meets historical fiction along Turkey's Lycian Way.
Ayşe, a 38-year-old mother from Istanbul, decides to tackle the Lycian Way in southern Turkey. She has never camped alone before. As she strikes out into Lycia’s ancient forests, she is on a quest to leave behind the past and find her own truth. But the Lycian Way is steeped in memories. Unknown to Ayşe, she is walking in someone else’s footsteps. 2500 years earlier, when Lycia was an independent state and worshipped the Goddess Leto, the Persian general Harpagos was stomping along the very same road in a bid to take over the ancient world.
Based on the true story of Ayşe Metin and the history of hearsay and half-truths that is the life of General Harpagos.
Sarah Juckes, Completely Novel
'Beautifully written. I remember finding it difficult to stop reading Ayşe’s Trail.'
Barnes and Noble
The Book Depository (Free worldwide delivery)
Trekking in Turkey
The Wivenhoe Bookshop
Red Lion Books
You can also order Ayse's Trail from your local bookstore.
Outlets in Turkey
Julia Powers Turkey's for Life
"Three days to read; that's all it took. For three days I've been lost in time amongst the craggy rocks, bays and mountains of southern Turkey's Lycian Way and, if you read this book, you will be, too."
Natalie Sayin, Turkish Travel Blog.
"The latest book I've read and strongly recommend is Ayşe's Trail.
Pat Yale, Istanbul Time Out
"Bingham does an excellent job in reminding us of a history largely forgotten in the hills above the Turquoise Riviera."
Melissa Maples, Antalya Insider
"If you've ever been to Turkey or ever want to go, this book is and absolute must-read. Spectacular from cover to cover."