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Book Fairies Busy with ‘Dispatches’

Today London commuters might be lucky enough to find a copy of Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe. Keep an eye out for a copy if you’re on the tube! Here is #BookFairy Carleanne announcing today’s book drop! She’s camera shy so give her some encouragement 🙂 #booksontheunderground #books pic.twitter.com/WA2icvH66g — Books Underground (@BooksUndergrnd) November 22, 2016…
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Heidi Kingstone featured in anthology

The Give Yourself Permission Anthology is on its way! Due to launch on November 15th, this anthology includes inspirational and insightful true stories of risk-taking, life changes and successful outcomes. Heidi’s chapter entitled Give Yourself Permission to make a Hard Decision explores making the tough decision of whether or not to stay in Iraq, just before the invasion…
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Whatever Happened to Olga?

By Heidi Kingstone Do you find yourself, like me, longing for the days of the Soviet Union and dreaming that sometime in the not too distant future the Iron Curtain will once again descend?  While communism holds no special appeal for me, the women so beloved of the eastern bloc do. Walking around the old…
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Voices of War

On July 29th, Heidi Kingstone was a panelist at the Women and War Festival in London. Her session, ‘Voices of War’,  included discussion with Frank Ledwidge, a former military intelligence officer and author of Losing Small Wars and Investment in Blood, and Max Arthur OBE, an oral and military historian and author who specialises in first-hand recollections…
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Canada’s First Nations come last

Standpoint Canada

The Keewaywin community carried the lifeless body of a ten-yearold boy into Cathy Wright’s small clinic early one evening in April. The boy had hanged himself, the first suicide in that community, but an all-too-common occurrence across Canada’s First Nations.Despite working as a nurse in north- west Ontario among the First Nation and Inuit people for 16 years during her 38- year career, Wright had…
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Whitstable Literary Festival

In Conversation about Afghanistan

Great to be ‘In Conversation’ at the fabulous Whitstable Literary Festival on Sunday, May 15th, talking about Dispatches from the Kabul Café. The Library overflowed and the audience engaged in the ever-fascinating subject of Afghanistan. And it was great to walk down Harbour Street, the main Whitstable thoroughfare, to see Dispatches in the window of Harbour…
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