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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Some funny things about failure

    In her latest blog post, Shannon reflects on oral history methodologies, and what she learnt from failing to be funny. Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania is published next Monday, 25 April. You can pre-order your copy here. I wanted to be funny. Danjela and I were in her Mum’s sewing room one…

  • Life is War – new HammerOn title

    We are super excited to announce news of the next HammerOn title: Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania by Shannon Woodcock.  It will be published 25 April 2016 in Paperback, Hardback and EPUB. Life is War is a collection of oral histories that guides readers through the decades (1944-1992) in which everything was controlled…