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Shadows On The Danube

We cross from Tahitótfalu to Vác on the ferry in the late afternoon. We have made this journey many times, in winter and in summer, in autumn and in spring. Here it is summer, the long, hot Hungarian summer where … Continue reading

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June in Hungarian History

The month of June in Hungarian history focusing on Imre Nagy, Trianon, Horthy and briefly the lives of Zoltán Latinovits, Árpád Feszty” and the ceramist Margit Kovács. Continue reading

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Back in Hungary

In January 2001 we returned to Hungary, this time to settle there. A month later I wrote this letter to friends and family back home. However, things didn’t work out as we planned and six months later we were back … Continue reading

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April in Hungarian History

I am thirty-two and wise,/Poem, be a big surprise/pretty/ditty This is the opening stanza of “For My Birthday” composed by Attila József in April 1937. Born the son of a labourer and a washerwoman on 11 April 1905 he would … Continue reading

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Meeting Attila József

Where ever I go in Hungary I always seem to come across Attila József I can’t remember the first time I met Attila József[1]. Perhaps it was hearing his poetry being so mesmerisingly recited on television, or maybe it was … Continue reading

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