Elizabeth Gowing

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.

Fascinating Ladies: Edith Durham

Fascinating Ladies: Edith Durham

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 […]

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