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  • Blood and Sand

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    Blood and Sand

    On 6 June 2004, Frank Gardner and his cameraman, Simon Cumbers, were in a quiet suburb of Riyadh, fact finding for a piece on Al Qaeda, when they were confronted by Islamic terrorists. This work tells the story of the long, agonising and life-shattering journey Frank has taken from being left for dead in a dusty Riyadh street.

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  • Breaking the News

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    Breaking the News

    Whether tainted by censorship and suppression or hailed as a liberator of truth, the news is integral to our daily life. From the first newspaper publication just over 400 years ago to today’s 24-hour coverage of events in print and online, on television and on social media, the scope of news has altered drastically and permanently. Fast-evolving technologies and attitudes have shaped not only how we make news but, more crucially, how we consume it. But what makes an event ‘news’? Are we justified in our skepticism about shocking images and inflammatory headlines? Or is the news a vital tool, enabling worldwide activism movements such as `BlackLivesMatter and enforcing necessary scrutiny of the ethics of those in power?

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    £25.00
  • How Westminster works…and why it doesn’t

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    How Westminster works…and why it doesn’t

    British politics is broken. Anyone sitting down to watch the news will get a firm sense that something has gone terribly wrong. Prime ministers are misleading and inadequate. Cabinet secretaries are uninformed and deluded. Many MPs are of the lowest imaginable quality. The legislation is sloppy, ineffective and broadly worded. Expertise is denigrated. Lies are rewarded. And deep-seated, long-lasting national problems go permanently unresolved. Most of us have a sense that the system doesn’t work – but do we know how to articulate exactly why? The reality is that despite all the coverage, hardly anyone understands how Westminster actually works. Our political and financial system is cloaked in secrecy, archaic terminology, ancient custom, impenetrable technical jargon and deliberate obfuscation.

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  • Thunderclap

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    Thunderclap

    On the morning of 12th October 1654, in the Dutch city of Delft, a sudden explosion was followed by a thunderclap that could be heard more than seventy miles away. Carel Fabritius – now known across the world for his exquisite painting, The Goldfinch – had been at work in his studio. He, along with many others, would not survive the day. In ‘Thunderclap’, Laura Cumming reveals her passion for the art of the Dutch Golden Age and her determination to lift up the reputation of Fabritius. She reveals the Netherlands, where – wandering the narrow streets of Amsterdam, driving across the flatlands, or pausing at a quiet waterfront – she encounters the rich reality behind the shining beauty of Vermeer and Rembrandt, Hals and de Hooch. This is a book about what a picture may come to mean: how it can enter your life and change your thinking in a thunderclap, a sudden clarity of sight.

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