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Travelling by bus, on foot, by mule and horse, staying with Albanians in their houses and crumbling Stalinist tower blocks, Robert Carver meets Vlach shepherds and village intellectuals, ex-Communist Special Forces officers and juvenile heroin smugglers, missionaries with jeeps and light planes, and ex-prisoners of Enver Hoxha who have spent 45 years in the Albanian gulag. In the remote villages of the Accursed Mountains of the far north, he is the first Briton seen since World War II, when Intelligence officers were parachuted in to help fight the German occupiers. On his journey to Lake Gashit, high above the snowline on the Serb-Montenegrin border, Carver survives murder attempts and suicidal bus rides. He sees villages last visited by outsiders in 1933, which had effectively been hermetically sealed off from the rest of the world.

Synopsis:

Travelling by bus, on foot, by mule and horse, staying with Albanians in their houses and crumbling Stalinist tower blocks, Robert Carver meets Vlach shepherds and village intellectuals, missionaries with light planes, and ex-prisoners of Enver Hoxha who have spent 45 years in the Albanian gulag.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780006551744
Subtitle:
Journeys in Albania
Author:
Carver, Robert
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Albania
Subject:
Europe - Baltic States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
August 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.80 x 5.00 in 0.69 lb

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History and Social Science » Europe » Eastern Europe » Albania
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"Synopsis" by , Travelling by bus, on foot, by mule and horse, staying with Albanians in their houses and crumbling Stalinist tower blocks, Robert Carver meets Vlach shepherds and village intellectuals, missionaries with light planes, and ex-prisoners of Enver Hoxha who have spent 45 years in the Albanian gulag.
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