This site offers information about my writing, my work in Kosovo, and how to book me as a speaker for groups in the UK.

I am one of the co-founders of The Ideas Partnership charitable NGO, which unleashes the power of volunteers in Kosovo to address challenges in the environment, education and cultural heritage, and to support the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian community in Fushe Kosove. Get in touch through Facebook or by email ( if you're interested in volunteering with us or offering other support.

My experiences and adventures in Kosovo since 2006 have inspired a range of writing, and you can also find here the details of my new book, Edith and I; on the trail of an Edwardian traveller in Kosovo about the journeys made by anthropologist, aid worker and doughty adventurer Edith Durham in Kosovo There is also information about my previous books Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo, and links to my published poetry, and to  my journalism on life and culture in Kosovo.

Buy Edith and I, Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo on Amazon.

My new book, The Rubbish-Picker's Wife; an unlikely friendship in Kosovo, is due out in July 2015
Find out information here about having me as a speaker at your school or group (over the last few years I've spoken in schools, universities, BBC Radio 4, ABC Radio in Australia, beekeeper groups, bookshop signings and ticketed events, a cookery demo at the London Book Fair, women's groups, branches of U3A and the English Speaking Union, foodies, literary festivals, museums, a lifeboat station and a jazz club.)

You can also watch
the video produced by LandRover featuring me in the Accursed Mountains of Albania.

Contact me on or follow me on Twitter @ElizabethGowing  

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[photo credit: UNV Kosovo]

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