Last year, I reviewed a wonderful piece of Russian satire by the classic author Saltykov-Shchedrin at Shiny New Books – the very clever, witty and pithy “The History of A Town”, which had been reissued in a beautiful volume from Apollo Editions.

Now Apollo have put out an equally striking edition of what’s perhaps the author’s most well-known work, “The Golovlevs”; again translated by I.P. Foote, it’s just as satirical as the first book, but much darker.  My thoughts are over at Shiny here!