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When Wilkinson set off to become the Telegraph’s Islamabad correspondent in 2006, the War on Terror was in full swing and Pakistan was caught up in the new, post-9/11 world
Dartmoor National Park might appear wild, but it’s the lines that give it away. Ancient walls, reaves, tracks, terraces, tin mining gorges, leats... they all create vivid lines which tell deep stories about thousands of years of human habitation
Barry Smith is a self-confessed islomaniac and a fixation with islands and all they represent is ‘one of the most difficult compulsions to be cured of’
‘Laughter has to be the key’ – that’s not a message often found on the first page of a book about extinct and critically endangered species, but this is no ordinary book
Neoliberalism. The word seems to have lost all meaning. According to George Monbiot, this is because it is everywhere
The dreadful pandemic of 1918, writes Laura Spinney, ‘engulfed the entire world in the blink of an eye’
Those of us who enjoy good travel writing know that what makes a decent tale of adventure – whether it’s a gentle jaunt or a hike in the High Pamirs – is that through the writer’s physical journey we learn…
‘I look around me and I see a world populated by smart apes that have forgotten where they came from, running around in circles, unhappy and dysfunctional, and that is because that is exactly what we’ve allowed ourselves to become.’

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