Here you can see a list of other books we've published only in CZECH language. You can read their description and buy them. Bilingual books or books published in other languages can be found at EN / EU / RU.
Alex Skovron: The Man Who Took to his Bed
Author: Alex Skovron, Translation: Josef Tomáš, First edition: 2019, Pages: 176, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-88050-08-7
A man wakes up one morning to find an unknown woman in bed beside him. A failed writer devises an ingenious method of plagiarizing the work of others. Whole properties in a suburban neighbourhood begin vanishing overnight. An ancient grand piano is purchased by a mysterious young customer with an old secret. A spontaneous experiment in the paranormal produces an unexpected result …
This collection of fourteen short stories is Alex Skovron’s second book of fiction, after his novella The Poet (2005). It introduces an eclectic range of protagonists, predicaments, voices, and narrative styles – playful, earnest, speculative, ironic, intimate, bittersweet, surreal. Between them, the characters we meet span childhood and adolescence, adulthood and old age, and their stories highlight the untoward in the everyday, the transformative in the mundane, the twists and turning-points that can challenge us – and the games we play with others, and with ourselves.
‘Intricate, dreamy, deeply literate stories that unsettle the senses and stir the intellect.’
‘By turns beautifully detailed, puzzling and always intriguing, the hauntingly solitary tone of these exquisitely observed stories induces a rare meditative attentiveness in the reader. It is a powerfully affecting collection that left me eager to explore more of Skovron’s world.’
Jasmina Petlach: Betrayal - Guardians of Dreams
Author: Jasmina Petlach, First edition: 2020, Pages: 224, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-907886-1-9
She ran through the woods, feeling the twigs of bushes whip her in the face. She couldn't stop! She has to keep running! She was almost out of breath, but she didn't want to stop. Suddenly she realized he was only in his nightgown. Her hair fluttered wildly, and the pain reminded her sharply that it was very often caught on twigs. She could also feel wounds on her legs. But the feeling of running on and fast was stronger than the pain.
Izabela works as an assistant fashion designer and after going to a nightclub with her friend, she is drawn into the mysterious world of Dream Watchers. At first, she does not know what a dream is and what reality is. But he gradually discovers the mysterious world of the Rangers, who live among us and help fight the evil dreams that have dominated humanity since the days of the Greek gods.
The author perfectly combines the real human and extraterrestrial world, where the first chapters suggest that the book will be a relaxing novel, but the introduction itself will not leave you in any doubt that the plot will be much more varied. The ever-evolving story, the number of unexpected twists and the supernatural will engulf you so much that you can read the book in practically one breath.
Markéta Eleweth Olšovská: Salty business (comics)
Author: Marketa Eleweth Olsovska, First edition: 2020, Pages: 36, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-907886-0-2
Many pirate hearts will be covered by the reading of the Slanej business comic. Bovs is a typical pirate in appearance and behavior, who sails with his group on the ship Angry Beast for two years and favors good alcohol and pretty women. But under the guise of a rude, stern and phlegmatic pirate, an empathetic and merciful man is still hiding. But no one is allowed to find out! However, he himself has to deal with a little daughter who unexpectedly falls into his life.
Will she become a pirate? How will his pirate group react to this? A total of thirty 36-page notebooks will answer the questions. Here is the first part of the series of comics Slanej byznys with an original illustration by a Czech author, which will attract not only fans of comics!
Vladimír a Zdenka Rozehnalovi: Trails on both Orlice rivers
Authors: Vladimír a Zdenka Rozehnalovi, First edition: 2020, Pages: 240, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-907754-9-7
With this book, the authors complete the edition of the City of the Pardubice Region (and Eastern Bohemia). This book will provide you informations about towns located in the northeastern part of the Pardubice region, specifically in the Eagle Mountains and their picturesque foothills. We start in Choceň, where the river Tichá Orlice leaves the narrow valley and spills into a wide floodplain in the Orlická board. We continue through the Orlice Nature Park to Brandýs nad Orlicí, where J. A. Komenský found temporary refuge, to Letohrad, Písečná and Žampach, where we will admire the Baroque residential towns and the romantic landscape of the Orlické Podhůří. Near Letohrad there is a gateway to the Eagle Mountains Žamberk and the town of Kunvald with monuments to fraternal unity. We will introduce you to Professor Albert, a prominent surgeon and an even better companion. We are already in Jablonné nad Orlicí in the Orlické Mountains. It is an important center of summer and winter recreation. After a tour of the city, we will climb Suchý vrch with Kramář's cottage. And we will end our journey in the town of Králíky under Králický Sněžník at the source of Tichá Orlice.
The described region is interwoven with a network of new cycle paths and is easily accessible by rail, either from Hradec Králové or Pardubice via Letohrad to Jablonné and further to Kladsko and Wrocław. This brief text is supplemented to illustrate the topic with fictional stories. It is not a guide where you will find various information, including those that will soon become obsolete. A significant part of the sites is in the central part of the cities within acceptable walking and time availability. But we also offer longer trips, which are more time consuming. In the attached map you will find marked locations, the names of the main streets and the possibility of parking.
For those who are more interested in the described topic, there are control questions at the end of each chapter "SECRETS". The authors' opinion on the questions can be found at the end of the book.
Jindra Hojer: Fragments from the Life of Jindra Hojer
Author: Jindra Hojer, First edition: 2019, Pages: 192, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-88050-06-3
Jindra Hojer, known from Foglar's Fast Arrows, wrote fragments of his life at the age of 95. Tales are funny, sad, personal and intimate. In 1936, Jindra Hojer was still a little boy, but his membership in Foglar's Boy Scout troop of Prague Two influenced his whole life. He became the model of the well-known character from the comic book Fast Arrows. At the age of 95, however, he decided to sit behind a typewriter, which is a memorial to his wife Tája, and write down fragments of his life. Jindra Hojer's previous book Mysterious Brain Teasers for Clever Brains was sold out almost before its release. The book has received tremendous response not only from fans of Fast Arrows and Scouting, but also to the general public, who received news of the new book through the media. Therefore, Jindra Hojer decided to give his fans one more work on his 95th birthday, this time purely about his life.
He gives his stories, both happy and sad, to his readers with a distinctive exaggeration, ease and wit that is so typical for Jindra Hojer. Stories from life and from Greece and Italy, both before and shortly after the Velvet Revolution, are accompanied by photographs that complement the reader's imagination. In addition to the stories from the author's life, the fictional character of Mr. Šmodrcha comes alive with whom you will experience extraordinary adventures of ordinary life. Funny (sometimes ticklish) stories full of ironic twists have been prepared by the author for several decades. We can only guess whether they are fictitious or whether he lets Jindra Hojer look into his real experiences. The author himself smiles wistfully on this subject and convinces that the stories are completely fictional because "what the readers and fans would otherwise think of him". His amusingly mysterious tone of voice and facial expression, however, suggests that… But so - let's speculate and meet with Mr. Šmodrcha and the real Jindra Hojer.
Jindra Hojer: Mysterious Puzzles for Smart Folks
Author: Jindra Hojer, First edition: 2019, Pages: 144, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-88050-05-6
The book, written by Jindra Hojer at the age of 94, known for his character from Foglar's comic book Fast Arrows, is full of logical and mathematical tasks and puzzles, over which children and adults will wonder.
The aim of the publication is to teach readers to think logically in an entertaining way and to show that even a not very successful graduation course can be matured. The work combines mathematics and logic with play. Each chapter contains a description and instructions on how to solve the puzzle, a practice example with a solution and a number of other examples to practice. An integral part is the Czech-mathematical dictionary. The book is accompanied by a cartoon character Jindra Hojer, who advises how to solve tasks effectively. The end of the book is dedicated to Jindřich Hojer himself, who will present important moments of his life - happy and sad - in several stages.
As the Hungarian-American mathematician George Pólya saids, solving mathematical and logical problems is a practical art that we learn as well as learn to swim, ski or walk. The objection that there is enough time to teach logical thinking at a later age does not hold up. We also learn to swim or walk at toddler age, so why not start with logical thinking in time.
Emma Scharkez: Life with the Lubricant Smell
Author: Emma Scharkez, First edition: 2020, Pages: 320, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-907754-0-4
When successful manager Klara gives her husband a promise to find a quieter and more normal job, she has no idea that fate has prepared a shop with erotic aids for her. As a regional director of the sexshop network, she becomes acquainted with her employees and with more or less common goods, regular and VIP customers. Soon she realizes that this wouldn't be a more normal and calm job. Even though some situations, such as a full suitcase of vibrators by police control, start her off, she tries to manage everything with professional insight.
Through Klara's narration, you can look at sex shops where you may have always shyly stepped over and glanced at the shop window. But what's inside? What erotic goods can you get there and who actually works there? Do not be shy and enter.
Jiří Švihálek: Diary of an one-legged man
Author: Jiří Švihálek, First edition: 2020, Pages: 328, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-907754-1-1
Jiří Švihálek describes in his diary with his own humor day after day what he and his wife Kačka experienced after a motorcycle accident. Leg amputation, unbearable pain, bone movement in the body and recovery. He did not give up and with his sincere, sarcastic texts he motivated readers, of which there were gradually over two hundred thousand, to take a positive approach to life. How does a leg that you don't have hurt? And what changes when you lose a limb? Take a look at Jirka's personal confession and find out how parents, siblings, friends and wife experience such a situation and how a firefighter and a doctor remember a serious accident.
Vladimír a Zdenka Rozehnalovi: Through the Czech Paths of Nobel Horses
Authors: Vladimír a Zdenka Rozehnalovi, First edition: 2019, Pages: 248, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-88050-07-0
Take a walk or go by bike, scooter, car or train along the trails of noble horses. You will visit places that are associated with breeding these elegant and irreplaceable animals. The paths will take you through the historical towns of East Bohemia, through a landscape full of rivers, ponds, meadows, forests, as well as cultural and industrial monuments or stud farms.
The format of the guide, added maps, descriptions of the most interesting locations and GPS coordinates of the selected places and their photos will make your trip easier. The text is revived by fictitious historical stories that present these places in another, more creative way. The trails will take you to the surroundings of Chlumec nad Cidlinou, to the UNESCO-listed stud farm in Kladruby nad Labem, behind the oldest Czech breed - the unique Old Kladruby horse. You can continue through the stud farms, the foothills of the Iron Mountains around Heřmanův Městec and Slatiňany to the bishop's Chrast, pilgrimage Luže or Skuteč after the "Granite Trail" to the flooded granite quarries. You can find accommodation at one of the campsites in this rural landscape, where time is still slow. The publication is a follow-up to the previously published books of the Cities of Pardubice Region (2015), The Secret of the Trstenice Trail (2016) and the Pernštejn Trail in the 21st Century (2017).
Zdenka Rozehnalová: The Country is also yours: 1918–2018
Author: Zdenka Rozehnalová, First edition: 2018, Pages: 288, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-88050-04-9
The book gives the reader an overview of the way to the creation of Czechoslovakia and stories of important people who have contributed to the creation of the new republic.The chapters are devoted to the stories of important people who participated in several historical stages. The events are told as they might be, so they strive for historical authenticity.
You will read a possible interview of František Palacký with Josef Jungmann, see the weekday of Charlotte Garrigue-Masaryk or learn about the origin of the Czech currency. Because the theme of the Czechoslovak Republic is mostly educational, the author included in her work lightening dialogues of father and son, which tell fictional stories from individual periods. The publication was published on the occasion of the centenary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic.
Vladimír a Zdenka Rozehnalovi: Pernštejn Trail in the 21st Century
Authors: Vladimír a Zdenka Rozehnalovi, First edition: 2017, Pages: 192, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-88050-02-5
Follow the historical trails and towns of the Pardubice Region and discover the beautiful Elbe landscape full of meadows, forests, ponds, rivers and monuments. Practical information is interspersed with fiction elements.The towns of the Pardubice Region are connected by a network of paths, some of which have the character of old long-distance paths that you can follow by bike or by car. Guide format, maps, detailed city and route descriptions and GPS coordinates make it easy for readers and hikers to plan trips. You will visit interesting cities, villages and natural monuments, discover the beauty of nature and learn about the history of the journey from Přelouč to Holice. The eye-catching text comments on the most important places and is interspersed with fictitious historical stories that illustrate the areas in a lightweight way. The publication includes a number of author photographs of the places visited.
Vladimír a Zdenka Rozehnalovi: The Secret of the Trstenice Trail
Authors: Vladimír a Zdenka Rozehnalovi, First edition: 2016, Pages: 256, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-88050-01-8
Discover the beauty of the most interesting cities, villages, natural monuments, but also the history of the journey from Kolín to Olomouc. The book introduces the most important about Litomyšl, Zámrsk or Svitavy. In addition to basic information about individual places, the book also offers interesting facts. Did you know that the village of Chmelík is indeed named after the hops grown here?
The publication offers color maps of areas, detailed route descriptions or GPS coordinates for better clarity. The book includes over 240 original color photographs by Vladimír Rozehnal. Factographic data are also revived by fictional texts that touch on individual areas.
Vladimír Rozehnal: Cities of Pardubice Region
Author: Vladimír Rozehnal, First edition: 2015, Pages: 128, Language: Czech, ISBN 978-80-88050-00-1
The book presents ten selected locations in eleven towns of the Pardubice Region, which are interesting in terms of history, culture, architecture or nature conservation. In addition to practical information, it also contains fiction stories. The publication was written by an architect and urban planner, who has been dealing with urban issues for a long time. The work thus does not lack a detailed theoretical interpretation, which is enriched with fiction elements - fictional stories from the history of individual cities.
The book includes over 180 color photographs and 11 schematic plans of towns with locations of interest and street names. In addition to Pardubice, visit Chrudim, Svitavy, Vysoké Mýto, Hlinsko and Litomyšl.