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If you are visiting Croatia soon why not take a look at some of my recommended books (both fiction and non-fiction) to read before your trip? It is a great way to learn about the country, its history and culture and prepare to make the most of your Croatian experiences.
In recent years Croatia has emerged as one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. With stunning cities, beautiful islands and a coastline that just begs to be sailed Croatia deserves to be high on your must-see list!
In preparation for your visit check out my selection of books about Croatia including fiction, non-fiction, and cookery books as well as top travel guides.
Books about Croatia
BEST BOOKS ABOUT CROATIA
A selection of the best fiction and non-fiction books about Croatia to help you prepare for your visit or to simply learn more about the country.
The story of Ana a young girl from Zagreb whose life changes forever as the Balkan war breaks out in 1990. Follow her story as she returns to her home after 10 years living in America and attempts to deal with her memories of a life that no longer exists.
A collection of short stories written by children’s author Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić and originally published in 1916. Likened to the works of Hans Christian Anderson and Tolkien these fairy tales were first translated into English in 1922.
BEST NON-FICTION BOOKS ABOUT CROATIA - BALKANS WAR/HISTORY
This is the book to read if you want to learn about the Balkans War and the creation of the Republic of Croatia. Written to cover the 5 years in the lead up to the war and the war itself by Ante Gugo a Croatian journalist now author.
A superb introduction to the history of Croatia from the influence of the Greeks and Romans to invasion of the Ottoman Turks, the Balkans war and onto the 21st century if you want to learn about Croatia before you visit this is an excellent choice.
Discover life in Croatia through the eyes of the author who meets and marries a beautiful Croatian girl. Life in Split involves endless coffees and life with his mother-in-law a force to be reckoned with!
If you love foreign foods and lots of meat, this is the perfect cookbook for you. Croatian food is incredibly delicious and uses a lot of meat, which adds great flavor to any dish you plan on making.Although you may think you know everything there is to know about Croatian cooking, there’s always more to learn!
Cooking is always more fun when you learn in the process. This book offers easy instructions for over 25 Croatian recipes which will help you master this cuisine for your next dinner party. Show off your new skills and watch your friends come back for dinner every night!