Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Friday 19 January 2018

The Language Land – an Essex Book Festival event

Anita Debska

‘The Language Land’

With Anita Debska

Sat 3rd March 7.00pm

Wivenhoe Bookshop

An Essex Book Festival event

Tickets £5

Available from Wivenhoe Bookshop

Proceeds to I.B.B.Y., an international children’s book charity

To book call 01206 824050 or send us an email

In 2018 Poland will celebrate the centenary of its reunification as an independent state.

The Language-Land is a bilingual selection of Polish poetry and prose fiction written between 1795 and 1918 when Poland was absorbed into the empires of Russia, Prussia and Austria and ceased to exist as a state. The pieces evoke a strong sense of Poland’s historic landscape and unique identity.

The book is a tribute to the Polish writers in each partition, and to those forced into exile who preserved the sense of Polish identity and attachment to their country.  It includes photographs of the Polish countryside and a commentary by the translator, whose own experience of the land and culture began six decades ago.

The Language Land is published by Wivenbooks Press, the Wivenhoe Bookshop imprint, and designed by Catherine Dodds.

To book call 01206 824050 or send us an email

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