Lala – Jacek Dehnel

I enjoy Jacek Dehnel's writing immensely, both his prose (Balzakiana, Krivoklat) and his reactions to events in Poland that he posts on his FB account (some of them later translated and published in the likes fo Guardian). And I've had Lala on my shelf for a few years now, in a beautiful Polish edition. Yet I was …

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Smak Kwiatów Pomarańczy – Tessa Capponi-Borawska, Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

I got this book from my mum, as an Easter gift. Like everyone else we had Zoom Easter, given that she is in Poland and I'm in the UK. Normally I'd travel back once a month, but the current situation has put a stop to it, so my mum is channeling her feelings into sending …

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Books for the Lockdown – Death, Dying and Grieving

Welcome to week four, you can find links to the previous three posts at the bottom. We continue on the emotional merry-go-round. Last week focused on the wise and calming books, so this week we’re turning to darker topics. Books about death, dying and grieving. Surprisingly some of them actually offer a lot of consolation …

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