Trip to Oxford (more later) produced some new books at least.
From Sloph's bookcase I exchanged my second copy of Pushkin's poems for a book on Kosovo written in 2001 but could be as interesting as the one on Serbia I got the same way.
Resisted buying A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian and Chernobyl Strawberries (good reviews in Economist) as only available in hardback in Oxford. But in Heathrow found that Tractor Factory was available in two for £18 so grabbed that and the latest Louis de Bernieres Birds without wings especially as it was about Turkish Greek population exchange in the 20s. Disappointed to find they would have been cheaper on Amazon but not with the post to Greece.
Bee just got a DVD of Politiki Kouzina (A Taste of Spice) from the local mini-market. This is a Greek film about food and Constantinople about the same period, which was previously only available in Greek so we couldn't watch it at the cinema. Now it has English subtitles when they spoke Greek but later in the film the Turkish dialogue is rendered in English without subtitles. It's a sad story about exile but vivid about life and food in Constantinople.