…’You know, Tray,’ he said, ‘how Queen Victoria was given Cyprus?’
‘Yes, Dad. You’ve told me tons of times. She spent one night in Istanbul at the Sultan’s palace, and the next morning she boarded her ship for England, carrying the title deeds of Cyprus with her.’
pg. 96, Under the Shadow of the Mountain, Strangeland, 2006.
…’Did I ever tell you about Ataturk and the Paris Conference?’
‘No, Dad. But you told me how Queen Victoria earned the island of Cyprus. She spent one night at the Sultan’s palace and the next morning she left with the deeds of Cyprus.’…
pg. 118, Ataturk and the Hats, Strangeland, 2006.