Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World

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‘As a personal account of this sad, twisted story, Lamb's book is unlikely to be surpassed; gracious and humane, she always gives a fair hearing, while her observation is always needle sharp. It is one of the most rewarding and thought-provoking books by any journalist of my acquaintance’ Evening Standard

‘This is a journey through more than a decade of hell and futility, written vividly, with emotion but mercifully shorn of polemic ... in this most captivating of war journals’ Observer

‘A spellbinding synthesis of analysis and highly personal reportage ... Lamb's grasp of the back story enables her to weave illuminating historical context into the narrative’ Independent

‘She records with a clear eye and a longer perspective her successive encounters with the Afghans and their occupiers ...she writes with sympathy and understanding ... For anyone who wants to understand how Britain's road to Helmand was paved with well-meant but ill-founded intentions this magisterial memoir is the book to read and enjoy’ The Times

‘A brave and exceptional book ... if you had to recommend one book on Afghanistan then ‘Farewell Kabul’ should be it" Daily Telegraph

‘Lamb's account is an ambitious mix of analysis and anecdote’ James Rubin, Sunday Times

‘Authoritative, wide-ranging and thoroughly readable, Lamb's knowledge and understanding of the region and its central players are impressively profound ... Highly recommended’ Literary Review

‘A very good book ... that sits with distinction in a growing library about where we – both Afghans and the international community – went wrong ... Lamb has a forensic understanding of how things work and why they don’t. ‘Farewell Kabul’ is an impassioned, at moments anguished, love letter to Afghanistan’ New Statesman

‘Supremely well-informed but passionate reporting from a courageous journalist with more than two decades experience on the front line’ Evening Standard, Books of the Year

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Christina Lamb is a multi award-winning journalist for the Sunday Times. She has acted as Washington Bureau Chief for the paper and in 2009 she was awarded the prestigious Prix Bayeux Calvados for her reporting from Afghanistan. She won the Foreign Press Association Award for Story of the Year in 2007, and was also named Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the British Press Awards and the BBC What the Papers Say Awards, having previously won both awards in 2002. The same year, she won the Foreign Press Association Award for her reporting on the war on terrorism. She has won numerous other awards, starting with Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards for her coverage of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1988. She is the author of the best-selling ‘The Africa House’, ‘Waiting for Allah’, ‘The Sewing Circles of Herat’, ‘Small Wars Permitting’ and ‘I Am Malala’, co-authored with Malala Yousafzai.

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