Blogs in January 1970

The Hired Man 1st January 1970

Fictional Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs...

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The Tiger’s Wife 1st January 1970

The book is based in the Balkans just after the recent conflicts, the main characters are Natalie and her recently deceased grandfather whose fairytales form a major part of the book.

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My War Gone By, I Miss It So 1st January 1970

Anthony Loyd’s first book is a vivid, haunting account of the war in Bosnia from 1993 to 1996, from where he reported for the Daily Telegraph and then the Times as a special correspondent. However, what separates it from...

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The Balkan Escape 1st January 1970

As a favor to enigmatic billionaire Henrik Thorvaldsen, Cassiopeia Vitt treks into Bulgaria’s Rila mountains in search of a buried stash of exceedingly rare artifacts from a bygone civilization: the ancient tomb of a Thracian king. But when her...

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The Bridge over the Drina 1st January 1970

Not quite a novel, more a series of stories following the ‘life’ of a Bosnian bridge overseveral hundred years. This book beautifully describes the history of a small Bosnian town through the eyes of the ethnic Serbs…

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