Beyond the hysterical headlines of the "crisis of Calais" what the world is facing is global refugee figures being their highest since World War Two. These innocent victims have faced years of pain, suffering and uncertainty and when once the Arab Spring seemed a symbol of hope it is now being portrayed by certain vested interests as a terrible mistake. This excellent book is written by an author whose humanity and perception shines through on every page. It is a tragic story but also one that inspires and informs. The book of the year.