12/15/2014

"This must be the biography of the year" (Observer)

According to a leading British newspaper The Observer, Michael Zantovsky´s book on the late Czech president Vaclav Havel is a biography of the year



The Observer (December 7, 2014) reads: Václav Havel would have relished such a moment. In Michael Zantovsky’s deeply sympathetic life, Havel (Atlantic £25), he comes across as a profound ironist: a humane, self-deprecating, determined nonconformist whose crucial role in the Velvet Revolution was to extricate his people from the grip of Soviet communism and sponsor the conditions in which a modern Czech republic could be born. Zantovsky says that, as Havel’s press secretary and spokesman, he “probably spent more time with the new Czech president than any other person, including his wife”. The upshot is an enthralling, sometimes thrilling, portrait of an infinitely varied character, a man of deep contradictions nurtured by equally deep convictions. In short, a modern great. This must be the biography of the year. 


Source: Embassy of the Czech Republic in London

10/12/2019
Annual Dinner 4 December 2019

Join us for the 11th Annual Dinner taking place in one of the most glamorous hotels in London, The May Fair Hotel.
More here

6/17/2019
UK-CSEE Chambers' informal summer networking

Join us for this fabulous event on 4 July!
More here

3/12/2019
The Czech British Chamber of Commerce joins COBCOE

The Czech British Chamber of Commerce has become a member of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe.
More here

11/27/2018
CBCC member interview - Jana Tyrer, Managing Director, mmcité 11 Ltd

On ‘street furniture’, upcycling, smart design, giving manufacturing scraps a new purpose, tough competition and so much more…
More here

10/20/2018
CBCC member interview - Petra O’Connell, Chair, Czech School without Borders London

On her journey from banking to education, the purpose of the Czech School without Borders, bringing ‘all things Czech’ into the curriculum, aspirations and so much more…
More here

More news