The Times Literary Supplement praises Mountains and a Shore:

Mountains and a Shore
 is a rollicking account of one man’s good-humoured journey through a country as yet unspoilt by excessive construction. It is an unwitting eulogy of the rural beauty now scarce in Turkey, "wooden houses, as though asleep, leaned one against the other, storks perched gravely on chimneys” – a eulogy peppered with the historical detail that naturally crops up on the site of ancient empires. Pereira zigzags from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea in an array of decrepit public vehicles, taking obvious joy in finding the path less travelled, in encountering the people usually hidden from tourists, in their smoky backgammon cafés.

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