Powerful biography of the outstanding American journalist who worked for nearly 30 years for the Sunday Times as a foreign correspondent, famously courageous and charismatic. She was killed in Syria in 2012 during the siege of Homs.
Sometimes said to be Spain’s greatest living writer, Marías is held in the highest esteem at John Sandoe’s. Here is a collection of his non-fiction, which for those who enjoyed his scintillating ‘Written Lives‘ (pbk £9.99), as well as for all those who enjoy his fiction, will be a cause for merrymaking.
Kassabova writes in English and has lived in Scotland for 20 years. In this book, she returns to Bulgaria, where she was born, and investigates the ethnic, cultural and political tangles of the Cold War’s southern border, a region which now is more concerned with stopping people getting in than getting out. Fascinating and mysterious.