|Win A Signed Copy Of Jill McGivering's "The Last Kestrel"|
Jill will be appearing at the Wimbledon Bookfest
Jill McGivering, a senior BBC broadcaster specialising in Asia, has used her experience to help her to write her first novel, "The Last Kestrel".
She has covered foreign news for the past 18 years for all the BBC’s main radio and television news outlets. Her posts as a BBC Correspondent include Hong Kong, South Asia and the US State Department.
The story grew from a real incident experienced by the author in Afghanistan. She was embedded with British troops in Helmand Province, Afghanistan (Oct 2007) when they launched an anti-Taliban offensive.
An Afghan family of six, including three children, was accidentally killed when their home was bombed. The incident, and the unanswered questions surrounding it, were what inspired Jill to write The Last Kestrel (Harper Collins).
Jill will be one of the authors appearing at this year's Wimbledon Bookfest, when she is due at Wimbledon Library at 7pm on Monday October 4.
What is the book about?
Ellen Thomas, experienced war correspondent, returns to Afghanistan's dangerous Helmand Province on assignment, keen to find the murderer of her friend and translator, Jalil. In her search for justice in a land ravaged by death and destruction, she uncovers disturbing truths.
August 2 , 2010