Helen Parr was aged seven when she was woken up by her mother with the news that her uncle had been killed in the Falklands War. This book is based in part on her wish to understand what happened: the story of a specific paratrooper, the world in which he lived and the people he left behind, and the Falklands War itself. She is a historian of modern Britain who teaches international relations at Keele University. Her essay ‘The Eurosceptic’s Moment’ was co-winner of the 2017 Hennessy Prize.
‘A thought-provoking and surprisingly entertaining book exploring how we measure our economy’ – Tulip Siddiq
‘In Nightmarch Alpa Shah explains the logic behind the Naxalite movement in India through her own encounters with them. She does so beautifully and thoughtfully, in sympathy yet critically, academically yet in the most simple and absorbing of ways’ – Helen Pankhurst
Jamie Bartlett is the bestselling author of The Dark Net, an examination of the hidden corners of the internet, Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World and The People Vs Tech. He is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos. He also writes on technology for the Spectator, the Telegraph and for several other publications on how the internet is changing politics and society. In 2017 Jamie presented the two-part BBC TWO documentary series The Secrets of Silicon Valley. He lives in London.