“Over the next ten years he would be harassed, tortured, charged with treason and labelled a traitor,
but he would also come to be globally regarded as a
courageous and indefatigable symbol of resistance in
the face of brutal repression...”
"To read it is to be transported to Kabul and to share the dreams of the Afghans.”
Dr Rehan ul-Haq, University of Birmingham
A unique, true story of the chaos that followed the overthrow
of the Taliban, and how one radio station helped to bring
freedom of speech to a country ravaged by war
"The first great adventure of the new millennium.” Ranulph Fiennes
Follow Alastair on the second leg of his epic journey around the world from South Africa via the whole of the Americas, then Siberia in the winter and back home to Yorkshire through China, Central Asia and Europe.
"An uplifting book about finding value in the painful experience of profound loss"
"A new life in West Africa"
Khady pulled out a breast and with a deadly aim fired milk at the chameleon. “If I don’t offer it milk, our son will grow up to look like a lizard.” Clearly I had a lot to learn about life in Africa.
Who really looks after British interests abroad? Behind the pomp of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, another powerful force is busily but discreetly propping up the image of UK Plc.
…the last days of the Libya posting are as breathless “as scenes in the recent Oscar-winning film Argo.” The Daily Mail
"Great discussion points for primary school kids."
"An immersive experience for any young adventurer."
The re-polarisation of politics (Corbyn defends anti-nuclear comments. BBC online, 30 Sept 2015) It seems so long ago, but as an undergraduate I was required to write an essay about the convergence of political thought in Spain in the late twentieth century. Please stay with me. The left and the right had been so dogmatically opposed, so utterly unbearable to each other that the ballot box was no longer a potent enough way of expressing the strength of sentiment, and in 1936 they went to war. [ 267 more words. ]
The re-polarisation of politics bbc.in/1PNCIFU (Corbyn defends anti-nuclear comments. BBC online, 30 Sept 2015) It seems so long ago, but as an undergraduate I was required to write an essay about the convergence of political thought in Spain in the late twentieth century. Please stay with me…
That "Paparazzi" comes from Fellini's La Dolce Vita is becoming common knowledge, but there how many other "ohhhh-really?" cultural references from films are there? e.g. Why is the Spanish word for cardigan "rebeca"? Answers on a postcard... bbc.in/1WuVvdc...