Blogs in August 2022

My Family and Other Enemies 27th August 2022

Mary Novakovich’s exploration of her family’s experiences in a Serbian enclave within Croatia inevitably confronts some of the darkest chapters of recent European history, yet it brims with an infectious love of the landscape, the people, their culture and...

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Thorns 3rd August 2022

Passion and evil played out in Bosnia and rural England. Hustled aboard a military aircraft out of the horrific Bosnian conflict, newsman James Lambert struggles to come to terms with the trauma of the Sarajevo siege and the death...

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An Island of Secrets 2nd June 2022

That was then… Seventy-five years ago, British SOE spy Guy Barclay was forced to leave behind the woman he loved in war-ravaged Yugoslavia. …This is now As ninety-three-year-old Guy’s days draw to a close, he asks his granddaughter, Leo...

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Tito’s Lost Children, War One: Slovenia 2nd April 2022

An action-packed alternate history of the breakup of Yugoslavia. Jovana, the fictional secret daughter of Marshall Josip Broz Tito, is caught up in the real events leading to Slovenia’s 10-day war for independence in 1991. She and her friends...

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Tito’s Lost Children, The Kosovo War 2nd April 2022

A hand clamps down on a boy’s shoulder. He looks up from his father’s body. In an instant his childhood is over. He kicks and screams as he and his little brother are dragged away by the Albanian terrorist...

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