Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria
Portobello UK 2008
Penguin NZ 2008
Ciela Books, Bulgaria
Skyhorse USA 2009
Shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award
Final selection for 2009 Prix du livre
'Street Without a Name' was selected by Jan Morris as her book of the year for the Financial Times.
"A fascinating book at once evocative, disturbing, and chock-a-block full of charm."
"Not many books on the travel shelves have the force of revelation, but this one does. Kapka Kassabova leads us into a country most of us have hardly read about with an elegant assurance, an acid wit and a heart-rending precision that can make you see the world quite differently. This book is a treasure."
"Kapka Kassabova's uncanny ability to recall her childhood perceptions in all their intense purity gives us a unique memoir of what it was like to grow up in a Communist satellite country. In the mosaic of books about the bad old days, this book is the piece that was always missing. Now we have it, and it shines."
"Kapka Kassabova's poignant evocation of a childhood spent under one-party rule is complemented by her sharply observed and devastating account of her return to post-communist Bulgaria. Her skilful blend of memoir and travelogue offers a highly readable introduction to a rarely described corner of Europe."
Guardian, Feb 2009
Guardian, Jul 2008