9781785785580

A Chip Shop in Poznan

My Unlikely Year in Poland

Ben Aitken


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ISBN: 9781785785580
Published: July 2019

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Not many Brits move to Poland to work in a fish and chip shop. Fewer still come back wanting to be a Member of the European Parliament.

Travel writer Ben Aitken moved to Poland in 2016 to understand why the Poles were leaving. He booked the cheapest flight he could find, to a place he had never heard of - Poznan. This candid, funny and off-beat book is the account of his year in Poland, as an unlikely immigrant.

Between peeling potatoes and boning fish, Ben spent time on the road travelling the country. He missed the bus to Auschwitz; stayed with a dozen nuns near Krakow; was offered a job by a Eurosceptic farmer and went to Gdansk to learn how Solidarity rose and communism fell.

This is a bittersweet portrait of an unsung country, challenging stereotypes that Poland is a grey, ex-soviet land, and revealing a diverse country, rightfully proud of its colourful identity.

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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781785785580
  • Published: July 2019
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
  • Number of pages: 306
  • Width (mm): 135
  • Height (mm): 216
  • Depth (mm): Not specified
  • Weight (g): Not specified

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