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Borders Up!: Eastern Europe through the bottom of a glass by [Vitaliev, Vitali]
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Editorial Reviews


'Border's Up! by renowned Russian/British journalist VitaliVitaliev quickly became one of my favourites... the humour of Vitaliev'sanecdotes and the brilliant use of the English language in conveying them willhave any reader on the floor laughing - and longing for a drink.' CENTRALEUROPE REVIEW
 'A gorgeouslyeccentric travelogue shot through with Vitaliev's irrepressible wit' GUARDIAN
'Vitaliev drinks his way through Eastern Europe withsurprising focus, each draught redolent of the company, and community, it isdrunk in. Fuelled more by the author's gift of observation rather than hispenchant for Riesling, Vitaliev's travelogue cultivates a pacy, empassionedstyle that turns what is essentially an excuse for a long-haul pub crawl intoan incisive portrait of post-Communist Europe.' OBSERVER
'He has a sharp and sardonic eye; and his observations areinformed by his humanity and compassion. He has written a funny and sad bookwhich seems to be about drinking, but is really about people, suffering,tyranny and foolishness.' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'A richly idiosyncratic journey' THE TIMES
'Vitaliev has written a very funny travel book aboutdrinking in post-Communist Eastern Europe, and it's packed full ofout-of-the-way information. With the charm of Michael Palin and the wit ofClive Anderson, this man is adorable' TIME OUT
'Vitaliev transcends his genre, producing a newtravel-writing of the soul, a journey with lessons about what really matters inlife. That makes it literature' LITERARY REVIEW

About the Author

Born in 1954 in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Vitali studied French andEnglish at Kharkiv University. He then became the first investigativejournalist in the Soviet Union. As a result, he was forced to defect from theUSSR by the KGB in January 1990. He has become widely known in the West for hisregular appearances on TV and radio. Vitaliev has published twelve books whichhave been translated into a number of languages. He has contributed regularlyto the Guardian, the European, the Daily Telegraph, the Australian and others,and has also made several TV documentaries. He is currently Features Editor ofE&T magazine and lives near London.

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  • File Size: 2162 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1908756519
  • Publisher: Thrust Books (September 2, 2014)
  • Publication Date: September 2, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,248,462 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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