In Extremis

In Extremis The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

Winner of the James Tait Black Award

Paperback (25 Jul 2019) | English

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Synopsis

The gripping life story of the great war correspondent Marie Colvin told by one of her closest friends

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD
WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK AWARD

Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life. She reported from the most dangerous places in the world and her anecdotes about encounters with figures like Colonel Gaddafi and Yasser Arafat were incomparable. She was much admired, and as famous for her wild parties as for the extraordinary lengths to which she went to tell the story.

Fellow foreign correspondent Lindsey Hilsum draws on unpublished diaries and interviews with friends, family and colleagues to produce a story of one of the most daring and inspirational women of our times.

A Sunday Times Book of the Year
'A stunningly good biography' WILLIAM BOYD

Book information

ISBN: 9781784703950
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: Winner of the James Tait Black Award
DEWEY: 070.4333092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4813
Number of pages: xvi, 400 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 316g
Height: 129mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 31mm