King Zog of Albania once said that before Durham visited the Balkans, Albania was but a geographical expression. By the time she left, he added, her championship of his compatriots' desire for freedom had helped add a new state to the map. Durham was tremendously popular in the region itself, earning her the affectionate title 'Queen of the Mountains' and an enduring legacy which continues unabated until this day. Yet she has been all but forgotten in the country of her birth. Marcus Tanner here tells the fascinating story of Durham's relationship with the Balkans, painting a vivid portrait of a remarkable, and sometimes formidable, woman, who was several decades ahead of her time.
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Table of Contents
1. 'Balkan Tangle'
2. 'The other end of nowhere'
3. 'My golden sisters of Macedonia'
4. 'God sent you to save us'
5. 'A fine old specimen'
6. The Great Mountain Land
7. 'They never all rise in a lump'
8. 'Boom – our big gun rang out'
9. 'He is a Blighter'
10. 'It has been a long journey'
11. 'Albanians will never forget'
12. 'He is a Blighter'
13. 'It has been a long journey'
14. 'Albanians will never forget'