Paul Kenyon has travelled in almost every African country in the footsteps of the dictators. He is a distinguished BBC correspondent and BAFTA award-winning journalist and author.
Kenyon relates all this with verve [and] humour... He patiently untangles the complicated webs of loyalty and enmity, that crisscrossed the royal court, the military camarilla and the politburo alike' * Literary Review * A witty and page-turning narrative full of grotesque characters -- Misha Glenny Paul Kenyon sweeps away the myths of romance and horror that cling to this fascinating and mysterious country -- Allan Little Absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in Romania past and present -- John Simpson This is a book that will leave you astonished, exhausted and curious... An unapologetic page turner' * Spectator * Witty and fluid, Kenyon's prose is readable without being superficial. His book is an engaging introduction to the rich history of a country that is often stereotyped and misunderstood * New Statesman * Paul Kenyon's book delves into this history, bringing to life a rogues' gallery of characters * BBC History Magazine * This is an extraordinary book... It is deeply researched and richly documented... Thanks to this book [Romania] is infinitely better understood' * The Critic *