Adnan’s story

Adnan’s story

Did you get addicted to the podcast Serial two Autumns ago? If so, then you really need to read Adnan’s Story by Rabia Chaudry. Like…

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Criminal: the truth about why people do bad things

Criminal: the truth about why people do bad things

Criminal: the truth about why people do bad things by my colleague Tom Gash is great and you should read it. It’s well written, persuasive and…

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Thailand reading

Thailand reading

When lounging by the pool in Thailand on holiday in March, recovering from Pilates classes, I read an eclectic set of books. Half of a…

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Murder at Wrotham Hill

Murder at Wrotham Hill

When I fancied a break from fiction and wasn’t quite ready to return to work-related book a few weeks ago I indulged in Murder at…

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Midnight in Peking

Midnight in Peking

Midnight in Peking: The murder that haunted the last days of old China by Paul French had me completely gripped from start to finish. The latest…

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The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

If you want to know more about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, three excellent books that tell personal stories of survival of the victims…

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Reading the holocaust

Reading the holocaust

The death of Gitta Sereny a couple of weeks ago, and recently finishing watching the World at War on DVD, both reminded me of reading a…

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Colonial misdemeanours

Colonial misdemeanours

Now before I start I should say that I studied post-colonial theory and criticism at university, am deeply interested in the appalling history of Britain’s…

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