Blood and Sand: 10th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)
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Blood and Sand: 10th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

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It was on 6 June 2004 that BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner and cameraman Simon Cumbers were ambushed by Islamist gunmen in a quiet Riyadh back street. Simon was killed outright. Frank was hit in the shoulder and leg. As he lay in the dust, a figure stood over him and pumped four more bullets into his body at point-blank range... Against all the odds, Frank Gardner survived. Ten years on from that horrendous attack, although partly paralysed, he continues to travel the world reporting for the BBC. His acclaimed, moving and inspiring memoir is now brought up to date with a new chapter recalling his return to Saudi Arabia for the first time since he was shot. This new anniversary edition is a reaffirmation of his deep understanding of - and affection for - the Islamic world in these uncertain times.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857502438
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 33 mm
Edition: The 10th Anniversary edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Gardner is a superb reporter; his terrible experience only make his analysis all the more telling" * EVENING STANDARD *
"Gardner tells his remarkable tale well and bravely, with an astonishing lack of anger and enduring love and respect for the Islamic world" * SUNDAY TIMES *
"Chilling, graphic and admirably unsentimental... Gardner comes across as a modest, thoroughly decent man... an exemplary foreign correspondent" * GUARDIAN *
"A witty, self-deprecating, inspiring testament" * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
"Vivid detail... entertaining anecdotes... Gardner is a tremendous model for what relations between East and West can be... a fine introduction both to journalism and to the culture of the Middle East" * INDEPENDENT *

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“Excellent read”

My knowledge of the Middle East is very scant however after reading this account told by the BBC Journalist Frank Gardner, I feel that I now know a bit more about Arab countries and the Islamic world and what makes it... More

Paperback edition
21st May 2011
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“More Sand Less Blood Please!”

This is a book of several parts and is held together mostly by the knowledge that Gardner was shot and that is going to be central to the account of his life, since this is, mostly, a true account of his life to date,... More

Paperback edition
8th September 2018
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