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Neal Ascherson was born in Edinburgh. He reported from Asia, Africa and Central Europe for the Observer, where he later began a celebrated weekly column in the Independent on Sunday. Journalist of the year in 1986, Ascherson's books include Games with Shadows, The Polish August and The King Incorporated. The Black Sea was joint winner of the 1995 Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award.

Black Sea Neal Ascherson

An acclaimed, award-winning book on a fascinating subject, recently revised and updated by the author.

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