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Writing War

Two war reporters,Stephen Grey and BBC's Jill McGivering discuss their new books inspired by time spent in Afghanistan

War reporters, Stephen Grey and Jill McGivering, return from Afghanistan and pick up their pens. The result is two extraordinary novels. Hear them speak at the Earl’s Court Festival 2010 about the terrifying experiences that inspired their recent books.
The Last Kestrel, by BBC Foreign News Correspondent, Gill Mcgivering, offers an insight into the lives at the heart of the war in Afghanistan in a moving story of two very different women caught up in the horrors of war in Afghanistan.

Embedded with British troops in Helmand province, Stephen Grey’s, Operation Snakebite, explores killing and dying, horrors and heroism and recounts the true story of an Afghan desert siege.


Mr Stephen Grey | talks
Ms Jill McGivering | talks


Date and Time:

27 July 2010 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Royal Borough Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Phillimore Walk
W8 7RX

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Earl's Court Festival 2011
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