LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Tim Butcher - Author

About the Author

Born in 1967, Tim Butcher has worked for the Daily Telegraph  since 1990 as foreign affairs leader writer, defence correspondent and Africa Bureau Chief. He is currently living in Jerusalem where he is the Telegraph’s Middle East correspondent.

Featured books by Tim Butcher

Other books by Tim Butcher

Blood River Vintage Voyages

Blood River Vintage Voyages

Author: Tim Butcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Vintage Voyages: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H.M. Stanley's famous expedition - but travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was 'suicidal', Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a campaigning pygmy, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers.

Blood River

Blood River

Author: Tim Butcher Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Tim Butcher, Kriegsberichterstatter und Afrikakorrespondent, reist auf den Spuren der Entdecker des 19. Jahrhunderts entlang Afrikas machtigstem Strom. Allen Warnungen zum Trotz durchmisst er allein den Kongo, getrieben von dem Wunsch, sich ein eigenes Bild von einem Land zu machen, das in Krieg und Chaos versinkt. Entstanden ist ein mutiger, ergreifender Augenzeugenbericht uber Leben und Uberleben in einer der am schwersten zuganglichen Regionen Afrikas.

The Trigger The Hunt for Gavrilo Princip - the Assassin who Brought the World to War

The Trigger The Hunt for Gavrilo Princip - the Assassin who Brought the World to War

Author: Tim Butcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2015

`The most original of First World War centenary books; it is a travel narrative of rare resonance and insight' Sunday Times On a summer morning in 1914, a teenage assassin fired the starting gun for modern history. It was a young teenage boy named Gavrilo Princip who fired that fateful shot which killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo and ultimately ignited World War War. A hundred years later, Tim Butcher undertakes an extraordinary journey to uncover the story of this unknown boy who changed our world forever. By retracing Princip's journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, he illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for more than a century. `A masterpiece of historical empathy and evocation...This book is a tour de force' Guardian

Auf der Fahrte des Teufels

Auf der Fahrte des Teufels

Author: Tim Butcher Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2014

Selbstherrliche Diktatoren, gnadenlose Machtkampfe, drohende Burgerkriege: Als junger Kriegsreporter berichtete Tim Butcher uber die verheerenden Zustande in Sierra Leone und Liberia. Zehn Jahre spater kehrt er zuruck in die von archaischen Ritualen und Rohstoffkonflikten gezeichneten Staaten und lotet aus, ob es einen Ausweg aus der Spirale von Armut und Gewalt geben kann. Er legt 300 Kilometer auf Dschungelpfaden zuruck, von Freetown bis nach Monrovia, einer Route, die 75 Jahre vor ihm der britische Schriftsteller Graham Greene bereist hat, und begibt sich damit auf einen lebensgefahrlichen Fumarsch mit ungewissem Ausgang.

Chasing the Devil On Foot Through Africa's Killing Fields

Chasing the Devil On Foot Through Africa's Killing Fields

Author: Tim Butcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2011

For many years war made Sierra Leone and Liberia too dangerous for outsiders to travel through. Facing down demons from his time in Africa as a journalist, Tim Butcher heads deep into this combat zone, encountering the devastation wrought by lawless militia, child soldiers, brutal violence, blood diamonds and masked figures who guard the spiritual secrets of remote jungle communities. On an epic journey that demands courage, doggedness and sheer luck, Butcher treks for 350 blistering miles through rainforest and malarial swamps to gain an extraordinary ground-level view of an overlooked region on the cusp of a remarkable recovery.

The Trigger Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

The Trigger Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

Author: Tim Butcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2008