A Country In The Moon | Granta

  • Published: 02/06/2011
  • ISBN: 9781847084934
  • Granta Books
  • 384 pages

A Country In The Moon

Michael Moran

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.

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


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


The Author

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.

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