Fed up with working for "Time" magazine in London, Wendell Steavenson moved to Georgia on a whim. "Stories I Stole" relates her time there in 20 vodka-fuelled episodes drawn from all over the country - tales of love, friendship and powercuts, of duelling (Georgian style), of horse races in the mountains, wars and refugees, broken hearts, fixed elections, drinking sessions and a room containing a thousand roses.
Shortlisted for Thomas Cook Travel Book Award 2003.
WENDELL STEAVENSON is a freelance writer based in Africa. A former London correspondent for Time magazine, she spent two years living in the Georgian capital, Tiblisi.