Our brave author put his head in the mouth of the Hungarian dragon

The past is never very far away in Adam LeBor’s new thriller

Little of the Hungarian aristocrats’ world remains, except a few crumbling buildings — and Count Bánffy’s stories

Adam LeBor recalls terror and surreal moments of calm in Eastern Europe

Tibor Fischer discovers the first of many Roger Scruton cafés

The outstanding Offenburg String Trio play a gripping compilation of some of the most richly coloured and painfully consequential music you are ever likely to hear

Central and eastern European states want a better standard of living, but not at the cost of their sovereignty

Tibor Fischer in Budapest muses on Hungary’s fractious political alliance