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A history of modern Romania, a country whose fate it has been to experience some of the most disastrous dictatorships of the last century.

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We are thrilled to welcome award winning author Paul Kenyon to Stanfords to talk about his new book Children of the Night.

Join us for an utterly compelling evening as we journey through the astonishing and bloody history of Modern Romania.

Balanced precariously on the shifting fault line between East and West, Romania’s schizophrenic, often violent past is one of the great untold stories of modern Europe. The country has experienced some of the most disastrous leaderships of the last century. In the First World War her German king remained neutral until 1916.The interwar rulers form a gallery of bizarre characters and movements: the corrupt King Carol; the antisemitic Iron Guard led by Corneliu Codreanu; the vain general Ion Antonescu who seized power in 1940 and led the country into alliance with Nazi Germany. After 1945 power was handed over to Romania's tiny communist party, under whom it experienced severe repression, purges and collectivisation. Then in 1965, Nicolae Ceaușescu came to power.

And thus began the strangest dictatorship in recent European history.

Children of the Night is also a personal discovery of this extraordinary country, bringing together Paul Kenyon's eye for the private vices and kleptocratic tendencies of despots with a heartfelt exploration of the fate of one Romanian family in particular.

About the author:

Paul Kenyon is a distinguished BBC correspondent and BAFTA award-winning journalist and author. He has reported from danger-zones around the world for BBC Panorama, pushing the boundaries of investigative journalism and asking the questions many wouldn't dare – from tackling Gadda's son in a cage full of lions, to secretly filming Iran's secret nuclear sites. He's even faked his own death in a Haitian funeral parlour to expose a group of fraudsters. Kenyon is the recipient of an Association of International Broadcasters Award, three Royal Television Society awards, and is the author of Dictatorland, a Financial Times Book of the Year in 2018. He lives in London with his wife, Flavia.

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Established in 1853 by Edward Stanford, we are the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and other travel accessories.  

We have been an essential first port of call for adventure and armchair travellers alike for more than a century. Our roll-call of customers past and present includes such famous names as Amy Johnson, David Livingstone, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Florence Nightingale, Ranulph Fiennes, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, and even Sherlock Holmes.

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