Vesna Goldsworthy: A Yugoslavian home movie

Born a Serb in communist Yugoslavia, Vesna Goldsworthy was as a young woman a well-known poet. But when she fell in love with an Englishman, she settled in London and, as a journalist for the BBC World Service, watched from afar as her country ripped itself apart.

Chernobyl Strawberries is a memoir, first begun when a diagnosis of breast cancer made her fear that her small son would never know his mother's heritage. A national broadsheet serialisation deal is confirmed for this beautifully written book, which is Atlantic's spring lead.

"When I remember my life, I don't remember some kind ...

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