'A timely read... It is a valuable, frank and important work.'
-- Irish Times
'An important book'
-- Guardian (Nicholas Lezard's paperback of the week)
'Beslan is a sensitive, gripping and intimate account of the catastrophe, at once lucid and sobering' -- Observer
'In the shameful absence of any meaningful state inquiry, this study examines not only the massacre but dysfunctional modern Russia' -- Daily Telegraph
`A brave and sensitive writer'
-- Evening Standard
About the Author
Timothy Phillips was born and grew up in Northern Ireland. He
studied at the universities of Oxford and Helsinki and has travelled widely
in the former Soviet Union, including the Caucasus. In 2005 he completed a
doctoral thesis on the role of the holiday resort in Russian culture,
particularly in the Caucasus. He has worked extensively as a translator
and was the principal translator for the BBC on their Beslan documentaries.
This is his first book.