“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."Bookzone
"An immersive experience for any young adventurer."
The Murrays' good news reminded me of the classic headline when Mrs Federer gave birth to their second pair of twins: "Two sets to love" (The Times). Nominations for the best headline of all time...? ...
@NowBuddhism "Followers of the way: We all like to be around kind people; their peaceful, relaxed nature puts us at ease," says the Dalai Lama. Which is more infectious: a calm, positive outlook or a negative, destructive one? Or does it depend on your relationship to that person? ...
"On a mission of this nature it is an unfortunate fact that not all the meetings you undertake are directly relevant to work that you are ostensibly there to carry out..." Waseem Mahmood in Good Morning Afghanistan. Ring any bells? ...
What a pleasure it was yesterday to meet and video-interview Nicola Naylor, Eye Books author of Jasmine and Arnica. A truly remarkable person with more strings to the proverbial bow than most of us would be able to handle. The video will be online soon ...
"I often experience more fear about what might have been than I ever do about what might be to come." Favourite line from Jasmine and Arnica (but there are plenty more...) eye-books.com/books/jasmine-and-arnica/...