Blogs in November 2022

In the Blood 2nd November 2022

London 1988: Agata grew up in post-war Prague and believes that her mother was the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust. Then she discovers that not everyone died. Set against the background of the collapse of...

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The Bloodletter’s Daughter 22nd August 2022

Emperor Rudolf II’s son, Don Julius, is mentally ill and the emperor sends him to a small town in Bohemia where bloodletter treats him by purging the illness from his body. Pichler’s daughter, Marketa, becomes the object of Don...

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Puppets of Prague 6th August 2022

Can the dream of freedom overcome fear and oppression? Friendships, marriages and loyalties are tested to the limit in this novel which spans Prague’s tumultuous twentieth century . In the summer of 1914 young love beckons and the future...

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Prague Spring 2nd May 2022

It’s the summer of 1968, the year of love and hate, of Prague Spring and Cold War winter. Two English students, Ellie and James, set off to hitch-hike across Europe with no particular aim in mind but a continent,...

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Prague: Belonging in the Modern City 13th July 2021

What does it mean to belong somewhere? For many of Prague’s inhabitants, belonging has been linked to the nation, embodied in the capital city. Grandiose medieval buildings and monuments to national heroes boast of a glorious, shared history. Past...

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