The Making Of
It's 1994 and English PhD student, Ivy Stone, wakes up in a Moscow flat with a hangover and a vague sense of unease...Unable to remember what she did last night or why there is a cryptic Post-It note on her fridge, she begins an emotional, alcohol-fuelled journey via an Uzbek wedding, an Estonian sauna, and a Georgian serenade.
My Soviet Kitchen
and Companion Guide
by Amy Spurling
Made me laugh A LOT. It is terrific fun, the Companion guide a bonus and the illustrations are a delight. Amy Spurling writes beautifully and wittily: a rare gift. Many laugh-out-louds and aphoristic truths.
Valerie Grove, Times columnist and biographer
An hilarious read. The adventurous, inquisitive and ironic English character at its best, facing the tragic-comic life of the post-Soviet countries. Like a diary of Bridget Jones or Adrian Mole, only kept while living in Russia, Uzbekistan and Georgia. Don't travel, just read it!
Hamid Ismailov, Writer
My Soviet Kitchen has received BFI funding and is currently being made into a film by Tailormade productions.
Amy Spurling is a writer and journalist, who spent 10 years living in the former Soviet Union and works from her kitchen table.
By Amy Spurling