For as long as anyone can remember, the little cafe kwn as 'Lutvo's' has stood at the far end of the Travnik bazaar. In the remote town of Travnik, the newly appointed French consul soon finds himself intriguing against his Austrian rival, whilst dealing with a colourful cast of Bosnian tables, Orthodox priests, Jewish merchanges and Muslim farmers.
Ivan 'Ivo' Andric (1892-1975) is the author of THE BRIDGE ON THE DRINA and other works. He was born to a Croat family in a small Bosnian town near Travnik in what was then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Celia Hawkesworth is a renowned academic and translator of Serbo-Croat literature.