Life is War – London launch Photos

What a brilliant couple of days we had in London this week celebrating the launch of Shannon Woodcock’s awesome Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania. Thanks to Eva Megias we have a beautiful set of images from Wednesday’s event at the Wiener Library, where the audience was treated to a captivating lecture. Massive thanks again to the Wiener Library  and Housmans for being excellent and supportive hosts. Shannon will speak at two more…

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Life is War – Events This Week!

This week the city of London will be treated to the presence of Dr Shannon Woodcock, life historian supremo and author of the awe-inspiring Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania. Tuesday night we hit Housmans Book shop for an informal reading, followed by a Q & A. The reading starts at 7pm, and entry is £3, which is redeemable against any purchase in-store. Wednesday we take over the Wiener Library from 6.30-8pm. Shannon…

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Furgons – Life is War blog

For our next Life is War blog post, take a ride with Shannon in a furgon! *** “Oh çuni!” the driver waved to me from behind the wheel of the minivan, eager to fill the seats and hit the road before night fell. Çuni, pronounced choo-nee, literally means “boy,” and is used to address young men in Albania. Reading me as such, the driver directed me into the seats at the back of the van.…

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Tirana – Life is War

In the latest blog post written to celebrate the publication of her new book, Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania, Shannon Woodcock discusses how Albania’s capital city, Tirana, has changed in the 20th and 21st centuries. Be sure to check out details of Life is War events taking place late May/ early June in London, Tirana and Bristol. *** In the first ten minutes on the ground in Albania I learnt that the…

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