Blood and Sand (Paperback)
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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 22/05/2014
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On the June 6, 2004, while on assignment in Riyadh, BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner and cameraman Simon Cumbers were ambushed by Islamist gunmen. 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.

Today, although partly paralysed, Frank continues to travel the world, reporting and making documentaries for the BBC. This acclaimed memoir was brought up to date with a new chapter that recounted his return to Saudi Arabia for the first time since he was shot and the story he tells continues to move and inspire, and remains an affirmation of his deep understanding of - and affection for - the Islamic world in these uncertain times.
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'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

'Brave, unsentimental and genuinely inspiring' EVENING STANDARD
'What makes Gardner's moving, often humorous, deeply personal story so important is the fact that he has woven into it a brilliantly dispassionate, clear-eyed account of the Islamic world' SCOTSMAN
'A witty, self-deprecating, inspiring testament' DAILY TELEGRAPH

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857502438
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 32 mm
Edition: Special 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

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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

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