About the Book
It has gone by many names over the centuries, but the city now known as Gomel retains a fierce sense of its own identity. Nestled on the banks of the River Sozh, this ancient settlement has been an enticing target in times of conflict, yet its modern incarnation remains unaffected and serene.
Nige Burton is a freelance writer, novelist and travel journalist. His work has been featured in numerous national and local publications. A passionate photographer, he has travelled widely throughout the UK, Europe and Asia capturing locales as diverse as the windswept St Kilda archipelago, Chernobyl, Transylvania’s verdant woodlands, the vast plains of Siberia, and the thriving cityscapes of Budapest, Zurich, Prague, Cracow, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Beijing to name but a few. He lives in the sleepy seaside town of his birth on England’s north west coast.