Following the collapse of the Soviet Empire, Posh Parker heads east, on the bus, to discover the land behind the Iron Curtain, in search of Bohemia, a region of former Czechoslovakia led through peaceful revolution by dissident playwright Vaclav Havel. In the early 1990s, the scene is set for a new beginning and provides the ideal opportunity to shape a fresh, pioneering state from the carcass of communism. Against a background of jaw-dropping beauty in downtown Prague, the gently undulating Bohemian landscape, and stark Stalinist tower blocks, populated by unconventional Czechs, a story emerges, bursting with humour and narrated by a nomadic hippy with a punky edge.
“The nineties in Bohemia. The gap between Communism and Capitalism. This book is full of laugh-out-loud humour, irony, and succinct observations of my nation’s culture, history and people. Posh Parker perfectly describes the fantastic decade of liberty just before the money started to talk once we entered the 21st century.”
Pavel Malec, Tulipan News
“When I first read Bus to Bohemia, laughter brought tears to my eyes. When I had finished, I turned back to page one and read it again, but this time I wept with sadness as I realised the chance we have squandered to build a unique style of society based on the common good.”
Honza Novak, HB Fakt Pravda
Posh Parker was born in Hadlow, England in 1966 and has since wandered around the world, coming to various halts in Canada, The Czech Republic, China, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. He is currently located somewhere around the fringes of the Empty Quarter.