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A country in the moon : travels in search of the heart of Poland

Author: Michael Moran
Publisher: London, Great Britain : Granta, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An insider's view of Poland, reflecting on the landscape, people and history of what was once one of the largest and most powerful nations in Europe.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Michael Moran; Michael Moran
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Moran
ISBN: 9781847081049 1847081045
OCLC Number: 337182573
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Awards: Winner of Eric and Edith Friedheim Distinguished Achievement Awards 2017 (UK)
Description: xvi, 362 pages : map ; 20 cm
Contents: A death in Monte Carlo --
The peasant self-aid agricultural co-operative --
The eagle's nest --
'Musical genius etc.' --
Warsaw the phoenix --
Remnants of the old regime --
Testing times --
How to buy and register a Polish car --
Vistula : queen of Polish rivers --
The masculine inanimate --
Spring loves --
Johnny Fartpants --
Frycek and the prism of reminiscence --
The little shop of horrors --
Mozart in Warsaw --
Dance of the gnomes --
Vistula : of dragons, martyrs and lovers --
'Keep away from gin and Polish airmen' --
'Not upon the polished road of their makers' intention ... ' --
The lost domains --
'A kind of volcanic explosion of mankind's spiritual magma' --
'Dog's blood!' --
Limited company --
Vistula : Teutonic knights and cherry liqueur --
'A mixed economy kleptocracy' --
'Only the music of the forest playing' --
The moving toyshop of the heart --
A yellow sleigh for the departing guests --
Ghosts --
Full circle.
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