This is Europe


A vivid portrait of Europe as you’ve never seen it before, told through the extraordinary stories of the people who live and breathe it.

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A Times, Financial Times and Telegraph Political Book of the Year
‘Illuminates some of the great trends of our time’ – Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
‘Vivid, urgent and unsettling’ – Tom Holland, author of Dominion

In a series of vivid, empathetic portraits of other people’s lives, journalist Ben Judah invites us to meet some of the people who call Europe their home.

Who makes up this population of some 750 million, sprawled from Ireland to Ukraine, from Sweden to Turkey? Who has always called it home? Who has newly arrived from elsewhere? Who are the people who drive our long-distance lorries and steward our criss-crossing planes? Who lovingly crafts our legacy wines and fishes our depleted waters? And who risks life itself in search of safety and a new start?

Drawn from hours of painstaking interviews, these vital stories reveal a frenetic and vibrant continent which has been transformed by diversity, migration, the internet, climate change, Covid, war and the quest for freedom. Laid dramatically bare, it may not always be a Europe we recognize – but this is Europe.

‘An astonishing achievement’ Evening Standard
‘Brilliantly told . . . highly readable’ The Times
‘Unflinching’ The Guardian

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Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13.2 × 4 cm