5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
For those people who believe that most of what we're told is wrong, Richard Webster's painstaking analysis of recent child abuse cases provides ammunition a-plenty.
His work provokes equal measures of worry and anger.
If he is to be beleved, and I think he is, several lawyers and journalists, and a succession of others in public life, have failed to do their work with sufficient detachment or regard for actual evidence.
His forensic examination of events in North Wales has shown the Waterhouse Inquiry has hidden the truth, allowed liars to go unpunished, and started a witch hunt among care workers and in childrens' homes.
It is a very sorry and salutary… Read more
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Louis De Berniere writes what he knows about, and in Birds Without Wings,his subject is the Greek diaspora.
I have rarely read anything so sad, with such a strange sense of tragedy hanging over all the wonderful characters he has created.
I wanted know how they would get on, but each page I read made me fearful that any or all of them could be swept up by the disaster that engulfed Lycian Turkey when the Greeks were driven out.
His closing chapter on modern Fethiye, the scene of much of the book, sets the seal on one of the nastiest events in the 20th Century, and one which we know so little about.
The parallel of the war in Iraq and its religous overtones, is… Read more