A Country In The Moon

Travels In Search Of The Heart Of Poland

Michael Moran

Published: 2 March 2009
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 384 pages
ISBN: 9781847081049


In this uproarious memoir and meticulously researched cultural journey, writer Michael Moran keeps company with a gallery of fantastic characters. In chronicling the resurrection of the nation from war and the Holocaust, he paints a portrait of the unknown Poland, one of monumental castles, primeval forests and, of course, the Poles themselves. This captivating journey into the heart of a country is a timely and brilliant celebration of a valiant and richly cultured people.

About the author

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Born and educated in Australia, Michael Moran spent his twenties wandering the islands of Polynesia and Melanesia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and author of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Prize shortlisted Beyond the Coral Sea and A Country in the Moon: Travels in Search of the Heart of Poland. He lives in Warsaw. More about the author


A Country in the Moon is literary travel writing at its best: elegiac, informative and profound. It's probably the best travel book I will read this year’



‘A well-crafted, spirited and original polonaise, triumphantly balancing humour with scholarship’

‘Erudite, humbling and rhapsodic ... No thinking traveller interested in Poland should overlook this essential book’

‘Moran is a sensitive, intelligent companion, as able to capture the rapacious spirit and chaotic conditions of modern Poland as he is the mournful, savage ghosts of its past. The result is moving and absorbing’

‘There is so much to admire in this well-researched and hugely entertaining book, and so much to learn ... if you fancy elegant erudition, A Country in the Moon is a three-star feast’

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