The Caucasus, from Elbrus to Ararat
Character in Georgia
SVANETI, the Essense of the Caucasus
Twenty-Five Years in the Caucasus
Dark Wings 1, Angel
The Knight in the Panther Skin - Shota Rustaveli
Excursions in the
Landscape in East Devon
Georgia The Land
Below the Caucasus
Be My Guest
The Lure of the
Who Am I Today?
The Art Nouveau
Walking in the
Books from the Caucasus and beyond
What they say about Mta Publications
'Literature and Landscape in East Devon'
'Nasmyth writes the kind of delightful, delighting prose that one associates with another era and with the work of, say, Arthur Mee and S.P.B. Mais - glad and gleeful prose which occasionally throws up the most extraordinary insights.'
'A wonderful new book... [that] celebrates places and landscapes loved and immortalised by Sir Walter Raleigh, Jane Austen, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Beatrix Potter, John Betjeman and others (the link with Ottery St. Catchpole in the Harry Potter books is speculative but persuasive).'
'Who am I today?'
‘This is a must-read book. Brilliant concept combined with excellent short stories and superb writing. I wasn't sure which story I liked best, as each has a different sort of impact. Each, however, had that tendency to creep back on you when you thought you'd moved on, and get you thinking: Now that was interesting.’?
‘A tumultuous, Romeo and Juliet-ish tale of love between a Georgian Prince and a Russian Princess… the melodrama shifts effortlessly from Swiss mansions to castles in the Caucasus… This strange and touching romance reminds us of a happier side to Russian-Georgian relations.’
'Essential reading for anyone interested in the Caucasus, "Timeless" will sit on your shelf between "Ali & Nino" and "The Sabres of Paradise"'.
'Walking in the Caucasus, Georgia'
‘…This is the region’s first comprehensive walker’s guide. Nasmyth’s excellent book contains details maps and GPS references for a number of hikes, as well as fine colour photographs and fascinating nuggets of history…’
‘The Caucasus have long been neglected by walkers - surprising given the beauty and cultural history of the region… Nasmyth’s guide details 44 treks through this walker’s paradise.’
Wanderlust, March 2006
'…We are impressed by the book and like its walk summaries, excellent maps, sumptuous photos, high-quality print - all in one gorgeous, shiny, pocket-sized format….’
Tbilisi Pastimes, May/June 2006
'The Art Nouveau Dacha'
“The particular appeal of this book (is how) its arts-and-crafts ethos, echoing that of William Morris in Victorian Britain, speaks directly to our contemporary traditionalists, but its embrace of functional simplicity speaks just as directly to the 21st-century heirs of the Bauhaus movement.”
‘The Art Nouveau Dacha reprints a remarkable architectural pattern book from 1917 St Petersburg, which records the astounding variety of styles and levels of sophistication achieved by the traditional wooden country house in the Russian suburbs…. [It] draws attention to the architectural loss of a form of building that was both uniquely Russian and yet uniquely eclectic in its styling, and which the long Soviet period had consigned to virtual oblivion. They might give gardeners and self-builders in Britain today something to think about.’
'Georgia The Land Below the Caucasus'
‘The release of the book Georgia the Land Below the Caucasus is a very important event for a worldwide array of readers interested in Georgian history and culture.’Dr. Vazha Kiknadze
Director, IV Javakhishvili Institute of History and Ethnology, State University of Tbilisi, Georgia