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on 14 May 2009
If you want to read a well-written book about Poland that digs deeper than the usual superficialities, then here's a good place to start. Moran clearly fell in love with the country as well as with a Pole. He writes clearly and informatively about places, people and language; he has an eye for detail and great sensitivity to the complexities of the culture and history of the country and the region, which many non-Poles have difficulty with, and which we should be grateful for. In some ways it's a curious read, as he mingles his work and personal life with his travels and explorations of the country, but in the end the whole works well and reads well and the picture of Poland is the richer for it. And then, when you want more, links for further reading are there, in this very erudite and readable book.