In Askwith's sensitive and balanced biography, Zátopek emerges from the husk of myths to reveal himself as a kind, immediate, clever and occasionally fallible man who maintained his modesty and common sense even at the height of his sporting fame, and did not bitterly bite the dust even when his civic attitudes caused him to take a hard fall after 1968 and spend years in obscurity.
The novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being was first published in French translation in 1984 in Paris by Gallimard, and in 1985 in Czech in Canada by Sixty-Eight Publishers.
The first and only comprehensive documentary novel about the greatest Czech-Slovak chansonnier.
Jend's father has just been arrested by the Gestapo, and the twelve-year-old boy cannot guess what will come next: the expulsion of his Jewish friends from his studies at the Gymnasium, the yellow stars on their coats, the transport to Terezín.
Publisher: ARGO Number of pages: 110.
That's him. - Three words that may be the origin of the surrealist painter Toyen's artistic name.
A newly edited edition of charming fairy tales full of humour, tongue-in-cheek wit and instruction.
Collected edition of twenty-three stories published in 1971-1974.
A suggestive fantasy tale where the main character, who has become alienated from himself and the meaning of his life, is transformed into a hideous bug.
A comprehensive publication on the life and work of the legendary artistic duo The personality of Jiří Voskovec is inextricably linked to Jan Werich - and vice versa.
Three military officers, two had passed through the Czechoslovak legions, the third was too young to join them.
The author's story, accompanied by beautiful illustrations, perceptively and with a deep understanding of the crucial moments in the life of perhaps the most beloved of Czech composers and looks into the mystery of the creation of his works.
On 18 June 1942, seven Czechoslovak paratroopers from five different airborne units died in combat at the Orthodox Church of Cyril and Methodius in Prague.
Perhaps the most famous Czech collection of ballads of the 19th century is so timeless that it has been appealing to readers for an incredible 150 years.
A unique book that introduces young readers to the communist era, the years 1948-1989, when ordinary people lived, worked and dreamed behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia.
The story of the Velvet Revolution, as the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia is called, is fascinating and full of interesting personalities and events.
The famous words of Milada Horáková, written in her last letter to her loved ones, are the title of a book by the publicist Daniel Anýž dedicated to the extraordinary life of the family of the Czech lawyer and politician murdered by the communist regime in 1950.
A publication about the important Czech car manufacturer and legendary designer Hans Ledwink, creator of the unique chassis design (the so-called Tatra concept, still in use today) and elegant aerodynamic bodies - the Tatra 77 and 87 models are today cars prized by collectors.
A narrative book about the most famous Prague native Franz Kafka introduces his life and work to all those who want to get to know his world in more detail.
Collective edition of comic stories of Jaroslav Foglar's The Quick Arrows by cartoonist Jan Fischer The iconic Czech comic, loved by generations of young and adult readers alike, comes in a new form.
The Book of Apollo hides a story that celebrates the beauty of blueprinting.