Critically acclaimed writer and award-winning foreign correspondent, Anthony Loyd is also an ex-heroin addict. Another Bloody Love Letter exposes the thrilling and brutal reality of life as a war journalist - from the climax of war in Kosovo and the reignited battles between Ethiopia and Eritrea, to tracking ambush commanders in Sierra Leone, confronting the danger and confusion of northern Afghanistan at the start of the 'war on terror', and the harsh realities of life in Iraq during the Second Gulf War. But it is also the very human story of a man fighting to beat a heroin addiction and coming to terms with the death of a father-figure, friend and colleague murdered by the RUF in Sierra Leone, and the death of his mother from a terminal illness at home. Another Bloody Love Letter takes the reader into the mind of a man who has chased war and death for more than half his life, and shows the price he has paid for it. It is a moving and powerful memoir of love and friendship, betrayal and loss, war and faith.
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"'An extraordinary memoir... savage and mercilessly revealing... deserves a place alongside George Orwell, James Cameron and Nicholas Tomalin. It is as good as war reporting gets. I have nowhere read a more vivid account of frontline fear and survival' Martin Bell, The Times; 'Not since Michael Herr wrote Despatches has any journalist written so persuasively about violence and its seductions in all of war's minutiae of awful detail' Peter Beaumont, Observer, 'An astonishing book... a raw, vivid and brutally honest account of his transition from thrill-seeker to concerned and compassionate reporter' Philip Jacobson, Daily Mail; 'A truly exceptional book' Fergal Keane, Independent"
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