Justin Huggler will be talking about his new novel set in Jersey, The Return Home, and signing copies at Waterstones bookshop in St Helier from 6pm on Friday 7 April
Coming this April: The Return Home
Justin Huggler’s new novel, The Return Home, is published on 6 April. Set on the storm-torn island of Jersey, it tells the story of Jack, a hardened war correspondent forced to return home after he is seriously injured in Afghanistan.
Ben, his eight-year old nephew, watches from from the top of the stairs as a haggard figure limps into the hallway below. Jack is not the same man who left, and his arrival will throw a family into turmoil.
Thirty years later, the adult Ben’s life is spinning out of control again. Uncle Jack has disappeared, and Ben sets out to find him before it is too late.
Set in an atmospheric Jersey and shadowed by its Nazi-occupied past, The Return Home is a gripping tale about growing up, the breaking and mending of relationships and facing our disappointments in order to move on.
6 JAN 2017
Robert Fisk, the legendary British Middle East correspondent, has spoken out in praise of The Burden of the Desert, describing it as “an absolute cracker”.
Writing in The Independent, Fisk said the book is “a revelation on the cynicism and cowardice of journalists, the immorality of diplomats and the fury of Arabs”.
Britain’s most decorated foreign correspondent, Fisk interviewed Osama bin Laden three times, stayed in Beirut throughout the Lebanese civil war, and covered the fall of Baghdad. More recently he has reported from the front line in Syria at the age of 70.