An acclaimed, award-winning book on a fascinating subject, recently revised and updated by the author.
Neal Ascherson was born in Edinburgh. He reported from Asia, Africa and Central Europe for the Observer, where he later began a celebrated weekly column in the Independent on Sunday. Journalist of the year in 1986, Ascherson's books include Games with Shadows, The Polish August and The King Incorporated. Black Sea was joint winner of the 1995 Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award.
Every page is freighted with rich and fascinating detail *
A brilliant biography of place. The complex social, ethnic and extraordinary ecological histories of this region - combined with vivid anecdotes and encounters - provide the background for stimulating reflections * Guardian *
Must certainly be among the year's most memorable non-fiction books * Financial Times *
A scholarly desktop travel through lost worlds * The Times *
A genuinely compelling book: erudite, original, beautifully written * Literary Review *