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A spellbinding memoir set in rural Romania
William Blacker lived in Romania from 1996 to 2004. He now divides his time between England, Italy and Romania. He has contributed articles and photographs to the Daily Telegraph, Ecologist, Art Newspaper and The Times.
Elegantly written with a sharp sense of place and the seasons * Independent on Sunday * 'Enchantment is the key word. One wonders whether this might be the book of a lifetime, with all its youthful vigour'Every page and paragraph says Blacker is a natural-born writer and teller of great tales' * Daily Telegraph * 'A lyrical description of an almost vanished way of life that many of us, stuck in traffic jams, in call-centre queues and behind supermarket trolleys, probably find ourselves sometimes hankering after' * Sunday Times * 'A vivid panorama of life in this 'great bubbling cauldron of magic' recounted with humour, poetry and compassion. Enchanted indeed' * Wanderlust * 'Warm and charming, providing a vivid picture of an immemorial culture in its final moments' * Country Life * This is an enthralling account of highs, lows and lessons learnt * Daily Express * 'Wonderful . . . A wild and captivating story' * Patrick Leigh Fermor *