Hope you are enjoying the book. Colvin was quite a reporter. Early on she was mentored by John Hersey and he helped her develop her style of reporting. He wrote a book Hiroshima which I think we should read, it’s short and powerful, 166 pages so perhaps we could do it along with next months book?
You need to sign in to BBC iplayer for that one but well worth it.
A more tenuous connection to Colvin:
When I was in Beirut I met an artist who recreated crystal from dust. During the civil war(which Colvin reported from) there was a “green” line between West & East Beirut . Vartan found a shelled building which housed a photographer’s studio in the green line and collected 60 kg of dust, dissolved them in water and grew crystals from the dust.
So hope to see you all on the 22nd.
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