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A special gift for our guests!

For all ​our guests ​this year​, we have a special gift for you: a book ​and a CD ​of poetry by​ France Prešeren – Sonnets of Unhappiness and other poems.

France Prešeren, Slovenia’s greatest poet, wrote the poems in language of one of the Europians smallest nations and cast a new light on Slovene (until then despised as a language of uncultured subjects of the Habsburg empire) and raised it to the level of true poetic speech. Leading international stage and screen artists, Vanessa Redgrave, Simon Callow and Katrin Cartlidge read a selection of Prešeren’s key poems.