Duncan Campbell - Author

About the Author

Duncan Campbell is a senior correspondent with the Guardian, where he has worked as the paper's crime correspondent and Los Angeles correspondent. He has written five non-fiction books. He has previously worked for Time Out and contributed to OZ, IT and The Rising Nepal. He is married to Oscar-winning actress Julie Christie.

Featured books by Duncan Campbell

Other books by Duncan Campbell

We'll All be Murdered in Our Beds! The Shocking History of Crime Reporting in Britain

We'll All be Murdered in Our Beds! The Shocking History of Crime Reporting in Britain

Author: Duncan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2016

'If it bleeds, it leads' - this maxim is as true now as it was 300 years ago. Crime is the staple of the news, and our appetite for these dark and dangerous stories shows no sign of abating.; In this colourful history of the wild world of crime reporting since 1700, Duncan Campbell reveals what it's really like to deal with murderers, gangsters, robbers, cat burglars, victims, informers and detectives, looking at the 'hacks in the macs' and the 'Murder Gang' who would go to any lengths to get a story - and serve it up to an ever-eager reading public.; It is not a grim beat; the phrase 'gallows humour' did not come from nowhere. All of human emotion is here: hate, love, greed, desire, fear, jealousy, anger, revenge, redemption, compassion. Crime is a prism through which we see society and its phobias. As the relationships between the press, public, police and criminals are now being questioned as never before, We'll All Be Murdered in Our Beds! tells the compelling, sometimes scandalous tale of the stories and storytellers that have entertained, shocked and appalled us - and will continue to do so.

War Plan UK

War Plan UK

Author: Duncan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2015

War Plan UK is the result of more than five years' research into the real face of British civil defence. Duncan Campbell reveals the incredible history of how one government after another has planned to protect itself and survive. This is an authorised re-issue of the 1983 version of this book.

The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier

The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier

Author: Duncan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2015

In The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier, Duncan Campbell has penetrated the veil of secrecy around this concentration of armed forces on our shores, and shows how wartime US military power in Britain now matches the height of the Cold War, thirty years ago. This is an authorised re-issue of the 1986 version of this book.

The Craft and the Makers Between Tradition and Attitude

The Craft and the Makers Between Tradition and Attitude

Author: Duncan Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

History of Prince Edward Island (Illustrated)

History of Prince Edward Island (Illustrated)

Author: Duncan Campbell Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2014

"e;Prince Edward Island is situated in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. It lies between 46(deg) and 47(deg) 7' north latitude, and 62(deg) and 64(deg) 27' longitude west, from Greenwich. As viewed from the north-east, it presents the form of a crescent. Its length, in a course through the centre of the Island, is about one hundred and forty miles, and its breadth, in the widest part, which is from Beacon Point to East Point, towards its eastern extremity, thirty-four miles. It is separated from Nova Scotia by the Strait of Northumberland, which is only nine miles broad between Cape Traverse and Cape Tormentine. From the Island of Cape Breton it is distant twenty-seven miles, and from the nearest point of Newfoundland one hundred and twenty-five miles."e;

Small, Sweet, Bitter

Small, Sweet, Bitter

Author: Duncan Campbell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2013

What really goes through the minds of pastry chefs? Are they like kitchen chefs? Are they of the same temperament? Do they get the same recognition? Highly experienced pastry chef Duncan Campbell invites you to climb inside the minds of these overly sweetened, sugar-saturated professionals with his sometimes witty and whimsical verses. Every kitchen and pastry chef will want a copy of this slim volume but you don't need to be part of the industry to enjoy these marvellous little poems. Do yourself a favour: keep a copy of this anthology by your bed and read the verses again and again.

The Paradise Trail

The Paradise Trail

Author: Duncan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/07/2008

A witty, wildly funny, poignant and, at times, tragic novel about the passing of an age where nothing seems to matter until the hard, cruel world comes knocking at the door. It's 1971, and the travellers who end up in the flea-pit Lux Hotel in Calcutta are determined to have a good time. Theres ex-public schoolboy Gordon, the cool American Larry,a weird pair of Australians, and Freddie Braintree, the acid casualty. Their scene is innocence and inner journeys. But there's a war going on between India and Pakistan and a mysterious hippie killer is lurking in the dark alleyways of the city. Meanwhile, Hugh, the straight one who is trying to build a career, is covering the war for a British newspaper but he hasn't a clue what he is doing. The shocking massacres and brutality he witnesses cast a long shadow over all their lives.

The Paradise Trail

The Paradise Trail

Author: Duncan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/07/2008

Calcutta 1971. A city in black-out as India declares war on Pakistan. Even so, the backpackers who end up in the flea-pit Lux Hotel are determined to have a good time. That is, until two mysterious deaths amongst them change their lives forever. Thrown together in the city are - Anand, the jazz-loving insomniac hotelier; Gordon, one of the hotel's dope-smoking guests; the philandering journalist Hugh, covering his first war; Britt, a Californian photographer with a jealous boyfriend; and the enigmatic Freddie Braintree, who interprets life through the lyrics of Bob Dylan and the Incredible String Band. Is it possible that one of them is behind the deaths? And why will it take more than three decades and three continents to find out?

Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC-AD 363

Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC-AD 363

Author: Duncan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2003

Siege machinery first appeared in the West during the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily in the late 5th century BC, in the form of siege-towers and battering rams. After a 50-year hiatus they re-appeared in the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the Great, a period that saw the height of the machinery's development in the Ancient World. Experience of Carthaginian practice during the later 3rd century, and familiarity with the operations of Philip V of Macedon during the early-2nd century, prompted the introduction of the siege-tower and the battering-ram to Roman siegecraft. This title traces the development and use of these weapons across the whole of this period.

Regionalization and Labour Market Interdependence in East and Southeast Asia

Regionalization and Labour Market Interdependence in East and Southeast Asia

Author: Duncan Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/1997

How can we account for the dynamic growth of East and Southeast Asian countries? Much of the debate has turned on the question of the 'state' versus the 'market' as exclusive (and often competing) explanations of the successful performance of individual countries. This book explores the distinctively interdependent nature of the East and Southeast Asian experience. As firms create a regional organization of production, the growing interdependence of national labour markets is one major outcome.

Regionalization and Labour Market Interdependence in East and Southeast Asia

Regionalization and Labour Market Interdependence in East and Southeast Asia

Author: Duncan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1997

How can we account for the dynamic growth of East and Southeast Asian countries? Much of the debate has turned on the question of the 'state' versus the 'market' as exclusive (and often competing) explanations of the successful performance of individual countries. This book explores the distinctively interdependent nature of the East and Southeast Asian experience. As firms create a regional organization of production, the growing interdependence of national labour markets is one major outcome.