Posts tagged ‘Alex Von Tunzelmann’

August 28, 2012

Red Heat: Consipiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean

This wonderful book on political history by acclaimed author, Alex Von Tunzelmann (interviewed last year for the Chatterjis Hall of Fame) is set at a cracking pace like a thriller except, unfortunately for a certain part of the world, these events actually took place.

The USA, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and their past and present leaders are the central characters.  The author charts the rise of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, the glamorous ladies man

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January 18, 2012

Criticising the Critic’s Choice

On this day today, one hundred years ago film criticism was born and hasn’t the influence of critics reduced dramatically since? 

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September 2, 2011

Hall of Fame: Alex Von Tunzelmann

Indian Summer is a wonderful book that I reviewed back in March.  Talented young historian, Alex Von Tunzelmann is the author and in addition to selling movie rights to the book Alex was an insightful and informed guest on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions.  She launched a new book, Red Heat, which is a political and historical thriller about the Cold War set in the Caribbean.  You can hear Alex at the Women in History debate at the Hampstead Literary Festival, 13 September.

Alex,  I loved your book Indian Summer and have recommended it to all my friends, in particular I admired the way that you can mix historical facts with people’s personalities and give a truly insightful account as to what went on during the years surrounding Partition.  Does writing come naturally to you?

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March 17, 2011

Indian Summer

This wonderful book by Alex Von Tunzelmann documents the end of the British Empire and the creation of an independent India and Pakistan from the perspectives of the key figures who changed our history

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