This weekend would have marked the 150th birthday of the British woman the Albanians call ‘the Queen of the Mountain People’. Edith Durham was born in London on 8 December to a respectable surgeon’s family, and for the first 37 years of her life she painted watercolours (some of which were published and exhibited at […]
About Elizabeth Gowing
I worked in primary education in London before moving to Kosovo in 2006. There i drank my first cup of real coffee, milked my first cow and smoked my first cigar. My first book, Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo, came out in 2011, followed by The Little Book of Honey in 2012, and my most recent book, Edith and I; on the trail of an Edwardian traveller in Kosovo was published this year. I am the translator of three books from Albanian, and co-founder of the charity, The Ideas Partnership (www.theideaspartnership.org) using the power of volunteers to tackle Kosovo's education, environment and cultural heritage challenges and offering support to the Roma community.