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Books on Ukraine

Books for children and adults on the history, politics and culture of Ukraine - as well as picture books and novels.

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it will take
Writing from Ukraine: Fiction, Poetry and Essays since 1965 - by Mark Andryczyk (Editor) - £10.99
A selection of fifteen of Ukraine's most important, dynamic and entertaining contemporary writers.  Under USSR rule, the subject matter and style of literary expression in Ukraine was strictly controlled and censored. But once Ukraine gained ... more

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine - by Serhii Plokhy - £10.99
"An indispensable guide to the tragic history of a great European nation"((Sunday Telegraph) from the author of Chernobyl, winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize) "This is present-minded history at its most urgent. Anyone wanting to understand why ... more

Diary of an Invasion - by Andrey Kurkov - £16.99
This journal of the invasion, a collection of Andrey Kurkov's writings and broadcasts from Kyiv, is a remarkable record of a brilliant writer at the forefront of a 21st-century war. Andrey Kurkov has been a consistent satirical commentator on his ado ... more

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - by Marina Lewycka - £8.99
"Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee. He was eighty-four and she was thirty six. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade, churning up the murky water, bringing to the surfac ... more

A Refugee's Journey from Ukraine - by Ellen Rodger - £8.99
Miron's life in Ukraine is happy until a war breaks out in his city, Donetsk. Surrounded by political instability and increasing violence, Miron and his family decide to flee to find safety in a more stable part of Ukraine. But life as an internally ... more

Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv - by Andrey Kurkov - £16.99
Longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2023  "Both a pleasure and a testament to life in Ukraine, before" Sunday Times"   Ukraine's greatest living novelist" New European   "A Ukrainian Murakami" Guardian   A love lett ... more

Queer Ukraine: An Anthology of LGBTQI+ Ukrainian Voices During Wartime - by Edited & translated by the DVIJKA collective - £7.99
Against the backdrop of brutal invasion, it is much easier for right-wing figures to target marginalised groups, and during wartime the queer community is exceedingly vulnerable to persecution, scapegoating and censorship. Being visibly queer in Ukra ... more

A Boy in Winter - by Rachel Seiffert - £8.99
From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Dark Room, an extraordinary new novel.   Early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. A Boy In Winter tells of the three ... more

You Don't Know What War Is: The Diary of a Young Girl From Ukraine - by Yeva Skalietska - £9.99
*Featured on This Morning, Steph's Packed Lunch, Radio 4: Today and Channel 4 News*   Everyone knows the word 'war'. But very few understand what it truly means. When you find you have to face it, you feel totally lost, walled in by fright and ... more

Ukraine: A Nation on the Borderland - by Karl Schloegel - £12.95
In Ukraine: A Nation on the Borderland, Karl Schloegel presents a picture of a country which lies on Europe's borderland and in Russia's shadow. In recent years, Ukraine has been faced, along with Western Europe, with the political conundrum resultin ... more

The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation - by Andrew Wilson - £14.99
As in many postcommunist states, politics in Ukraine revolves around the issue of national identity. Ukrainian nationalists see themselves as one of the world’s oldest and most civilized peoples, as “older brothers” to the younger Russian cultu ... more

The Gardener from Ochakov - by Andrey Kurkov, translated by Amanada Love Darragh - £8.99
When Igor accidentally travels back to 1957, he finds out that the past isn't as rosy as it seems. In fact it's positively dangerous.  Igor is confident his old Soviet policeman's uniform will be the best costume at the party. But he hasn't gone fa ... more

War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict - by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies - £12.99
Preface by KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL  “This careful, informed, judicious study is an invaluable guide to understanding Russia’s criminal invasion of Ukraine, and most crucially, how we can act to help bring this terrible tragedy to an end.” ... more

Blue Skies and Golden Fields: Celebrating Ukraine - by Oksana Lushchevska - £8.99
Explore Ukraine and its people by learning about the traditions and experiences that make Ukraine rich in culture and history.   Bold photographs, vivid narrative and authentic activities come together in this hands-on exploration of the East ... more

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air - by Darragh McKeon - £8.99
Moscow, 1986. In a run-down apartment block, a piano prodigy practices silently to avoid disturbing the neighbours. In a factory, his aunt makes car parts, hiding her dissident past. In the hospital, a talented surgeon buries himself in his work. And ... more

Two Caravans - by Marina Lewycka - £8.99
An idyll of the English countryside: a beautiful summer's evening in a Kent field, and around their two caravans a little group of strawberry pickers is getting ready to celebrate a birthday.  But who picks our strawberries these days? The U ... more

Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation - by Serhy Yekelchyk - £19.99
In 2004 and 2005, striking images from the Ukraine made their way around the world, among them boisterous, orange-clad crowds protesting electoral fraud and the hideously scarred face of a poisoned opposition candidate. Europe's second-largest countr ... more

Maya And Her Friends: A Story About Tolerance and Acceptance to Support the Children of Ukraine - by Larysa Denysenko and Masha Foya - £12.99
ALL THE PUBLISHER'S PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITIES HELPING TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF UKRAINE.  "I wrote this book about different children from different Ukrainian families in 2017, when Russia had conquered Crimea and temporarily occupied ... more

War Diary of the Ukrainian Resistance - by The Kyiv Independent - £16.99
‘We must reveal the truth – it’s our duty. The world must know what is going on here... We have to carry on reporting. This is what keeps me going: reporting so that the world will never forget.’ – Asami Terajima, reporter for The Kyiv Inde ... more

Ukraine Diaries - by Andrey Kurkov - £9.99
-16C, sunlight, silence. I drove the children to school, then went to see the revolution. I walked between the tents. Talked with revolutionaries. They were weary today. The air was thick with the smell of old campfires.   Ukraine Diaries is ... more

Lucky Breaks - by Yevgenia Belorusets - £9.99
In Lucky Breaks, we encounter anonymous women from the margins of Ukrainian society, their lives upended by the ongoing conflict with Russia. A woman, bewildered by her broken umbrella, tries to abandon it like a sick relative; a beautiful florist su ... more

Grey Bees - by Andrey Kurkov - £8.99
Ukraine’s most famous novelist dramatises the conflict raging in his country through the adventures of a mild-mannered beekeeper. From the author of the bestselling Death and the Penguin.   Little Starhorodivka, a village of three street ... more

Yellow Butterfly: A Story from Ukraine - by Oleksandr Shatokhin - £15.99
A wordless picture book portrayal of war seen through the eyes of a young girl who finds hope in the symbolism of yellow butterflies against the background of a pure blue sky.   Oleksandr Shatokhin has created a deeply emotional response to the c ... more

The Snows of Yesteryear: Portraits for an Autobiography - by Gregor Von Rezzori - £12.99
The Snows of Yesteryear (1989) is Gregor von Rezzori's haunting evocation of his childhood in Czernowitz, in present-day Ukraine.   Growing up after the First World War, Rezzori portrays a twilit world suspended between the dying ways of an i ... more

Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine - by Anna Reid - £10.99
*Fully updated*   Flat, fertile, and fatally tempting to invaders, for centuries Ukraine was fought over by more powerful neighbours. Though its modern national movement dates back to the early nineteenth century, it did not win real independ ... more

Knead Peace: Bake for Ukraine - by Andrew Green - £25.00
‘Baking connects good people and lets them understand each other no matter what language they speak.’ – ANNA MAKIEVSKA   Inspired by the resilient spirit of Anna Makievska and The Bakehouse, Kyiv, who have continued to bake day and night ... more

Good Citizens Need Not Fear - by Maria Reva - £8.99
This brilliant and bitingly funny novel-in-stories, set in and around a single crumbling apartment building in Soviet-era Ukraine, heralds the arrival of a major new talent. A cast of unforgettable characters--citizens of the small industrial town of ... more

Death and the Penguin - by Andrey Kurkov - £8.99
In today's Ukraine, all that stands between one man and murder by the mafia is a penguin.  Viktor is an aspiring writer with only Misha, his pet penguin, for company. Although he would prefer to write short stories, he earns a living composin ... more

The Moon of Kyiv - by Gianni Rodari, illustrated by Beatrice Alemagna - £9.99
Over 70 years ago, Italian author Gianni Rodari wrote The Moon of Kyiv to remind us of the humanity we all share.  100% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to Save the Children fund for supporting children impacted by ... more

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