Eight-year-old Ben watches from the top of the stairs as a haggard figure limps into the hallway below.

Uncle Jack, seriously injured in Afghanistan, is not the same man.

His return home will throw a family into turmoil…

“Clever and sensitive…this book stays with you”

Sunday Telegraph

“A triumphant homecoming”

Asian Affairs

Burden new cover

In occupied Baghdad, lives will come together—in a world of violence and mistrust, where every decision can be fatal, and love is found in unexpected quarters

“An absolute cracker, a revelation”

Robert Fisk in The Independent

“Vivid and utterly convincing”

The Guardian

“An absolute must”

Daily Mail

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