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Rebecca West: Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Geoff Dyer introduces Rebecca West’s epic masterpiece about the former state of Yugoslavia.

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Rebecca West: Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

“Impossible to put down, both timeless and of its time… a travel book and epic narrative history brimming with passion, anger, scholarship and intuition, hatred and love.” Observer

First published in 1942, Rebecca West’s epic masterpiece is widely regarded as the most illuminating book to have been written on the former state of Yugoslavia. It is a work of enduring value that remains essential for anyone attempting to understand the enigmatic history of the Balkan states, and the continuing friction in this fractured area of Europe.

This new edition of a travel literature classic is introduced by Geoff Dyer.

Published: UK, Canongate, 2006

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