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Chemical weapons and the British ninety-eight years ago

On the 25th September 1915 the British Army used poison gas for the first time. Echoing public opinion around the world, the United Nations Secretary General has described the use …

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The spy and his conscience

The Poison Tide is now in paperback. To mark its publication – and in the hope that it will make me as rich as Croesus – here is an article …

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Colour in World War 1

Researching my new novel about the Secret Service Bureau in World War 1, I found this great Dutch website with some of the first photographs taken in colour [select Great War …

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The Scott Prize Shortlist

Andrea Levy was the winner of The Scott Prize for her wonderful story, The Long Song. The announcement was made at the Borders Book Festival in Scotland. The actor Robert …

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