The Sewing Circles of Herat
A Memoir of Afghanistan
A memoir of the author's love affair with Afghanistan and its people. From the author of "The Africa House". High-profile serialisation guaranteed, as well as widespread paperback review coverage. "Lamb writes with pace, conviction and honesty, uncovering both the terrible human cost of the Taliban experiment and the enduring strength of spirit of those who refused to join it" "Sunday Telegraph".
Christina Lamb was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the British Press Awards and the BBC What The Papers Say awards this year, the second time she has won both of these awards. In 2002, she also won these, along with 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. Currently roving Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the Sunday Times, she has been a foreign correspondent for almost 20 years, living in Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa first for the Financial Times then the Sunday Times. She is the author of the best-selling book The Africa House as well as 'House of Stone', 'Waiting For Allah'. 'Small Wars Permitting: Despatches from Foreign Lands', a collection of her reportage, will be published in January.