Scattered Ghosts combines memoir and travel to resurrect 200 years of wars and revolutions.
In 1968, Sheila Fitzpatrick was ‘outed’ by a Soviet newspaper as a spy. A graduate student at the time, her experiences are collected in her memoir, A Spy in the Archives.
Nick Barlay’s Scattered Ghosts tells the 200-year story of his Hungarian Jewish family through war, Holocaust and revolution. Released today, below is extract surrounding the events of the revolution in Budapest 1956.
Circumnavigating the globe in a biplane, Richard Halliburton took the first aerial photograph of Mount Everest.
Henry James left America for England in 1876 and stayed for the next three decades. Here, taken from his travel memoir English Hours, James describes a late-19th century Christmas spent in the North of England.