This selection of Lamb's most important work as a correspondent for the Financial Times and the Sunday Times represents non–fiction writing about foreign lands at its finest, by turns edifying, moving and horrifying. Through the stories of the people encountered over the course of her career, Lamb attempts to comprehend the human consequences of conflict in the countries she has come to know. Her skill as a chronicler of human suffering under tragic circumstances is unrivalled, as is her ability to get under under the skin of the societies she documents.
The pieces in this collection not only bear witness to some of the major political events of the past twenty years, but also bring to light the atmosphere of these regions – the smells, sights and people that define them – transforming reportage into literature.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2008
- 197 x 130mm