Georgia on his mind: Chris Morgan Jones’s Tbilisi highlights

July 3, 2016

The Georgian capital, the setting for the author’s latest spy novel, is ‘like a European city that grew up in a different universe’

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Georgia is a gift to a novelist: it seems to change every 10 miles. Tbilisi and the mountains in the north-east – the places I use in my new book – are particularly rich. It was important to me to pick a location as alien to most readers as it is to my main character, who finds himself a long way from home and utterly out of his depth. And it has Russia to the north – a long-term enemy/rival/meddler in Georgian affairs – to add tension.

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The history of Georgia is all invasions, yet the country has survived with its own language, alphabet and culture

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