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A shocking real-life revenge tragedy: an individual and his family torn apart by a ruthless crime.
Luke Harding presents the definitive inside story of the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko, tracing the journey of the nuclear poison across London, from hotel room to nightclub, assassin to victim, and argues that this assassination marked the beginning of the deterioration of Moscow’s relations with the west and a decade of geo-political disruptions.
‘one of the best political thrillers I have come across in years.’ Evening Standard
‘real authority, wit and panache … The book is as “definitive” as it claims’ The Times
‘Gripping’ London Review of Books
Luke Harding is a journalist, writer and award-winning correspondent with The Guardian.
He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. Between 2007 and 2011 he was The Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief.
The Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the Cold War.
This was in part because of his reporting on the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. Luke’s other books: The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken, nominated for the 1997 Orwell Prize; The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man (translated into 20 languages), and Oliver Stone’s movie Snowden, is based on the book; and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy.
This afternoon’s events are sponsored by Draycott Books Tel: 01386 841392