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To the Lake: A Journey of War and Peace

by Kapka Kassabova

Paperback £9.99
Published 4th February 2021, 400 pages
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A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. Two vast lakes joined by underground rivers. Two lakes that have played a central role in Kapka Kassabova’s maternal family. As she journeys to her grandmother’s place of origin, Kassabova encounters a civilizational crossroads. The Lakes are set within the mountainous borderlands of North Macedonia, Albania and Greece, and crowned by the old Roman road, the via Egnatia. Once a trading and spiritual nexus of the southern Balkans, it remains one of Eurasia’s oldest surviving religious melting pots. With their remote rock churches, changeable currents, and large population of migratory birds, the Lakes live in their own time. By exploring the stories of dwellers past and present, Kassabova uncovers the human history shaped by the Lakes. Soon, her journey unfolds to a deeper enquiry into how geography and politics imprint themselves upon families and nations, and confronts her with questions about human suffering and the capacity for change.

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To the Lake: A Journey of War and Peace
by Kapka Kassabova

ISBN
9781783783984

Publisher
Granta Books

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Feb. 4, 2021

Dimensions
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 2.4cm

Page count
400 pages