Whenever I used to visit Belgrade in the 1970s and 1980s, my friend Dijana used to accompany me to an alley in the heart of the old city. It was lined with small shops selling hand-made goods. One of them made lovely candles. I would always buy one or two of them to take home to England to give as gifts to my friends. It is now more than 20 years since I last visited the city, and Yugoslavia no longer exists. Please regard this book as a literary candle. I hope that it will cast much more than a flickering light on my memories of the wonderful times that I spent in the former Yugoslavia. Let its flame burn in honour of all the good friends I made there.
Read about Adam Yamey’s new book about Yugoslavia, which is just about to be published, on: http://www.yugobook.com