Kim Hughes Painting the Sand
A book about science, bombs and what happens to the human psyche when every day that you go to work might be your last.
Kim Hughes is the most highly decorated bomb disposal operator serving in the British Army. He was awarded the George Cross in 2009 following a gruelling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan during which he defused 119 improvised explosive devices, survived numerous Taliban ambushes and endured a close encounter with the Secretary of State for Defence. A brilliant memoir set against the backdrop of the Afghan War.
Wednesday 18th October 1.30pm