A novel about the 1940 Katyn Forest massacre of over 20,000 Polish officers and intelligentsia, for which Soviet and Russian governments denied responsibility until 1990. Wonderfully – despite its tragic theme – this is a book about life and hope.
RB embraced Trieste in our Cuckoo Press piece of 2013. Here is the fully-fledged version, with RB as hornist in the Ljubljana opera house, then as Times Foreign Correspondent in Vienna and Warsaw. A memoir of both ease and grit in the last decade of the Cold War, full of irony, subtlety and humour
WW1 in the Carpathians: a peasant is obliged to fight in a war he does not understand. Inspired by ‘The Odyssey’, this is a great pacifist novel about the consequences of war for ordinary people. First published in 1935.