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In the closing event of this year’s Literary Week, Petworth Festival President Lord Egremont talks to Artistic Director Stewart Collins about The Glass Wall, his recently published look at the Baltic states, a part of the world where the ghosts of history still make their presence felt.
Few countries have suffered more from the convulsions of the 20th century than the tiny states that inhabit the eastern Baltic – nations that have found themselves caught between the giants of Germany and Russia, their land having regularly provided the route for multiple military surges and retreats, and the consequent devastation.
The Glass Wall features an extraordinary cast of characters, and by telling the stories of warriors, victims, poets, artists, rebels and emperors, Max Egremont reveals a fascinating part of Europe whose frontiers may still be in doubt.
Max Egremont was born in 1948 and studied Modern History at Oxford University. As well as four novels, he is the author of several works of history and biography such as Forgotten Land: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia; and Some Desperate Glory: The First World War the Poets Knew, and an acclaimed biography of Siegfried Sassoon.
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Max Egremont (photo: Caroline Egremont)