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Peter Hanington - Author

About the Author

Peter Hanington has worked for BBC Radio 4's Today Programme for fourteen years and throughout the Iraqi and Afghanistan conflicts. He initiated and ran the special guest editor programmes and has also worked on various special projects including collaborations with the Manchester International Festival and Glastonbury. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

Featured books by Peter Hanington

A Dying Breed

A Dying Breed

Author: Peter Hanington Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Patrick, a young producer, is sent out on his first foreign assignment to control the wayward Carver, but as the story unravels it looks like the real story lies between the shadowy corridors of the BBC, the perilous streets of Kabul and the dark chambers of Whitehall. Set in a shadowy world of dubious morality and political treachery, A Dying Breed is a gripping novel about journalism in a time of war, about the struggle to tell the stories that need to be told - even if it is much easier not to.

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Other books by Peter Hanington

A Single Source 'Topical, authoritative and gripping' Charles Cumming

A Single Source 'Topical, authoritative and gripping' Charles Cumming

Author: Peter Hanington Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

A gripping political thriller starring veteran BBC reporter William Carver, sent to Cairo to cover the Arab Spring - 'the only story in the world'. But is it? 'Topical, authoritative and gripping' CHARLES CUMMING | 'Tight, pacy and strong on atmosphere' MICHAEL PALIN | 'Completely unputdownable - gripping' SEB EMINA | 'Compelling' MISHAL HUSSAIN | 'Draws you in from the first line and keeps you guessing until, literally, the very last' ALLAN LITTLE | 'Thrilling' DAME ANN LESLIE | 'The real deal' KIRSTY WARK | 'Compulsive and terrifying in equal measure' KATE HAMER | 'Gut-wrenching' EDWARD STOURTON Veteran BBC reporter William Carver is in Cairo, bang in the middle of the Arab Spring. 'The only story in the world' according to his editor. But it isn't. There's another story, more significant and potentially more dangerous, and if no one else is willing to tell it, then Carver will - whatever the consequences. A Single Source tells two stories, which over a few tumultuous months come together to prove inextricably linked. There are the dramatic, world-changing events as protests spread across North Africa and the Middle East, led by a new generation of tech-savvy youngsters challenging the corrupt old order. And then there are two Eritrean brothers, desperate enough to risk everything to make their way across the continent to a better life in Europe. The world is watching, but its attention span is increasingly short. Carver knows the story is a complex one and, in the age of Facebook, Twitter and rolling news, difficult stories are getting harder to tell. If everyone is a reporter, then who do you believe? 'A fast-moving tale of shifting loyalties and betrayal' Crime Review 'Hugely accomplished' Irish Independent 'Written with skill and humanity' Shots Mag

A Single Source 'Topical, authoritative and gripping' Charles Cumming

A Single Source 'Topical, authoritative and gripping' Charles Cumming

Author: Peter Hanington Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

A gripping political thriller starring veteran BBC reporter William Carver, sent to Cairo to cover the Arab Spring - 'the only story in the world'. But is it? 'Topical, authoritative and gripping' CHARLES CUMMING | 'Tight, pacy and strong on atmosphere' MICHAEL PALIN | 'Completely unputdownable - gripping' SEB EMINA | 'Compelling' MISHAL HUSSAIN | 'Draws you in from the first line and keeps you guessing until, literally, the very last' ALLAN LITTLE | 'Thrilling' DAME ANN LESLIE | 'The real deal' KIRSTY WARK | 'Compulsive and terrifying in equal measure' KATE HAMER | 'Gut-wrenching' EDWARD STOURTON Veteran BBC reporter William Carver is in Cairo, bang in the middle of the Arab Spring. 'The only story in the world' according to his editor. But it isn't. There's another story, more significant and potentially more dangerous, and if no one else is willing to tell it, then Carver will - whatever the consequences. A Single Source tells two stories, which over a few tumultuous months come together to prove inextricably linked. There are the dramatic, world-changing events as protests spread across North Africa and the Middle East, led by a new generation of tech-savvy youngsters challenging the corrupt old order. And then there are two Eritrean brothers, desperate enough to risk everything to make their way across the continent to a better life in Europe. The world is watching, but its attention span is increasingly short. Carver knows the story is a complex one and, in the age of Facebook, Twitter and rolling news, difficult stories are getting harder to tell. If everyone is a reporter, then who do you believe? 'A fast-moving tale of shifting loyalties and betrayal' Crime Review 'Hugely accomplished' Irish Independent 'Written with skill and humanity' Shots Mag

A Dying Breed

A Dying Breed

Author: Peter Hanington Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Patrick, a young producer, is sent out on his first foreign assignment to control the wayward Carver, but as the story unravels it looks like the real story lies between the shadowy corridors of the BBC, the perilous streets of Kabul and the dark chambers of Whitehall. Set in a shadowy world of dubious morality and political treachery, A Dying Breed is a gripping novel about journalism in a time of war, about the struggle to tell the stories that need to be told - even if it is much easier not to.

ebook of the month
A Dying Breed

A Dying Breed

Author: Peter Hanington Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2016

A SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH 'HANINGTON EXCELS... THERE ARE NODS TO LE CARRE BUT HIS IMPRESSIVE DEBUT IS HIS OWN THING' The Sunday Times 'THOUGHTFUL, ATMOSPHERIC AND GRIPPINGLY PLOTTED' Guardian 'IMPRESSIVE... HANINGTON HAS TRUE TALENT' The Times 'TREMENDOUS' William Boyd 'ENTHRALLING' Michael Palin 'AMAZINGLY GRIPPING' Melvyn Bragg 'A BELTING GOOD READ' A.L. Kennedy 'I LOVED EVERY MINUTE IN THIS BOOK'S COMPANY' Fi Glover 'A NATURAL STORYTELLER' John Humphrys 'DEEPLY INTELLIGENT' Will Gompertz Kabul, Afghanistan. In a brilliantly plotted contemporary thriller with echoes of Graham Greene and John le Carre, William Carver, a veteran but unpredictable BBC hack, is thrown into the unknown when a bomb goes off killing a local official. Warned off the story from every direction, Carver won't give in until he finds the truth. Patrick, a young producer, is sent out on his first foreign assignment to control the wayward Carver, but as the story unravels it looks like the real story lies between the shadowy corridors of the BBC, the perilous streets of Kabul and the dark chambers of Whitehall. Set in a shadowy world of dubious morality and political treachery, A Dying Breed is a gripping novel about journalism in a time of war, about the struggle to tell the stories that need to be told - even if it is much easier not to. *And William Carver returns in Peter Hanington's new novel, A Single Source - out now!*

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