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Keith Lowe is a writer and historian, whose works have been translated into more than a dozen languages so far.

His latest book, Savage Continent, is a groundbreaking history of the chaos and lawlessness that gripped Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War. It is his most ambitious project to date, involving five years of research in eight languages. A Sunday Times top ten bestseller, it won English PEN’s 2013 Hessell-Tiltman Prize for history and was also shortlisted for the 2013 Longman/History Today Prize.



‘Deeply harrowing. Moving, measured and provocative. A compelling picture of a continent physically and morally brutalized
by slaughter’

Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times


‘Essential. A serious account of things we never knew and our fathers would rather forget. Lowe’s transparent prose makes it difficult to look away from a catalogue of horrors . . . you won’t sleep afterwards. Such good history it keeps all the questions boiling in your mind’ 


‘Searingly superb, brilliantly organized and scrupulously researched . . . a major new historical talent has arrived’
BBC History


‘Shocking, touching, very well written’ 

New Statesman

‘Extraordinary, disturbing and powerful’ 
Daily Mail




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