British writer Julia Pardoe arrived in Istanbul in 1836, three years before the proclamation of the Tanzimat Fermanı (Imperial Edict of Reorganization), and ten years after the removal of the Janissaries. She made the city she stayed for ten months and the people she grew fond of, the subject of a three-volume travel book. Her approach to the Turks with no prejudice attracted great interest in England. In 1854 Pardoe revised and shortened her first edition adding the famous drawings of W.H. Bartlett and republished it.