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The Middle East Magazine Reviews Dispatches from the Kabul Café

The Middle East Magazine Book Review

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Dispatches from the Kabul Café

I know Heidi Kingstone, writes Pat Lancaster. I wouldn’t say we were exactly friends but we bump into each other at certain events and I have always enjoyed chatting to her. One such event was a New Year’s Day party held at the home of our mutual friend, the journalist Adel Darwish.

I can remember being surprised and impressed when Heidi said she would shortly be leaving London to work in Afghanistan. I didn’t bump into Heidi again for a very long time.

In her brilliant new book which fills in the fascinating detail of those missing years, Heidi comments: “There are rare moments in life when the planets align. For me, this was my time in Afghanistan.

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