Blogs in November 2023

A Thousand Golden Cities 24th November 2023

In the Western mind, Afghanistan has come to mean many things in recent decades, most of them bad. Partly thanks to the relentless media coverage of the “War on Terror”, it has become synonymous above all with war and...

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The Naked Don’t Fear the Water 1st September 2023

In 2016, a young Afghan driver and translator named Omar makes the heart-wrenching choice to flee his war-torn country, saying goodbye to Laila, the love of his life, without knowing when they might be reunited again. He is one...

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The Shot 25th July 2023

An act of mercy Or the ultimate betrayal… Who decides? Samira is an up-and-coming TV journalist, working the nightshift at a major news channel and yearning for greater things. So when she’s offered a trip to the Middle East,...

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Silent Heroes: When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for 16th May 2023

How far would you go to save strangers in need? A platoon of Marines and their military working dogs, MWD, are about to find out. An educated woman makes the ultimate sacrifice to teach girls to read. She leaves...

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Robert Baden-Powell: A Biography – foreword by Bear Grylls OBE 8th December 2022

Robert Baden-Powell was Britain’s first celebrity. A conflicted character – militarist and pacifist, macho man and drag artist, elitist and socialist – he was one of the 20th century’s most influential and, latterly, controversial Englishmen, finding fame not once,...

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