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Hidden Macedonia Launch
Hidden Macedonia: The Mystic Lakes of Ohrid and Prespa by Christopher Deliso is to be launched at the Travel Bookshop on Tuesday, 4th December at 6.00pm
The lakes of Ohrid and Prespa are among the most ancient and enthralling in the world, abundant in rare wildlife and the seat of mediaeval kingdoms, richly endowed with sacred shrines, mysteries and watery legends. In this fascinating account of a circular summertime journey tracing the lakeshore through three countries, Greece, Albania and the Republic of Macedonia, the author seeks out the spirit of the lakes through encounters with its warm and welcoming people.
Penetrating the surface of everyday life and also revealing the deep historical wounds and controversies that still manifest themselves in this long-coveted land, this travelogue brings a colourful and complex history
vividly to life and offers an evocative and lighthearted chronicle of travels in one of the most stunning and historically significant areas
in Europe - one that remains, however, still largely to be discovered. In this splendid book, Christopher Deliso takes the reader on a rare visit to two of the world's unsung natural wonders and celebrates the spirit and hospitality of one of Europe's most engaging but least discussed peoples.Christopher Deliso is an American travel writer and journalist based in Skopje, Macedonia, who has been exploring and living in the Balkans and Mediterranean Europe for almost a decade. He has published numerous travel articles in newspapers, magazines and web sites around the world and also writes for Lonely Planet on the Balkans and Greece. He also directs the Balkan-interest online magazine www.balkanalysis.com. He holds an MPhil with Honours in Byzantine Studies from Oxford University.
Chris Deliso will take part on BBC Radio 4's 'Excess Baggage ' with Sandi Toksvig on SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER (10 - 10.30am).