A spellbinding memoir set in rural Romania
William Blacker lived in Romania from 1996 to 2004. He now divides his time between England, Italy and Romania. He has contributed articles and photographs to the Daily Telegraph, Ecologist, Art Newspaper and The Times.
Wonderful . . . A wild and captivating story - Patrick Leigh FermorThis is an enthralling account of highs, lows and lessons learnt - Daily ExpressWarm and charming, providing a vivid picture of an immemorial culture in its final moments - Country LifeA vivid panorama of life in this 'great bubbling cauldron of magic' recounted with humour, poetry and compassion. Enchanted indeed - WanderlustA lyrical description of an almost vanished way of life that many of us, stuck in traffic jams, in call-centre queues and behind supermarket trolleys, probably find ourselves sometimes hankering after - Sunday TimesEnchantment is the key word. One wonders whether this might be the book of a lifetime, with all its youthful vigour'Every page and paragraph says Blacker is a natural-born writer and teller of great tales - Daily TelegraphElegantly written with a sharp sense of place and the seasons - Independent on Sunday