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Ed Vulliamy

The Beast by Oscar Mart

Raw testimony and vivid memoir bring the drug cartels and Mexico's tragedy into sharp focus Mexico's "narco war" between cartels and the government - claiming some 100,000 dead and 20,000 disappeared - now reaches well beyond trafficking. It brutalises s

Starting at Zero, His Own Story by Jimi Hendrix, edited by Alan Douglas and Peter Neal - review

Among the writings of guitarist Jimi Hendrix is an account of his plan to create music unlike any that had been heard before There exists a multiplicity of books about the greatest musician, magician and mystery of rock'n'roll, but they are inevitably in

Terezín: 'The music connected us to the lives we had lost'

Ed Vulliamy talks to Anka Bergman, 96, her daughter, Eva Clarke, who was born in a Nazi camp, and other survivors about life in Terezín, the camp where a wealth of imprisoned Czech musical talent suffered and played

Empire of Secrets by Calder Walton - review

A study of 20th-century British intelligence suggests it rarely lived up to its name Empire of Secrets is, as Calder Walton himself writes, "the first book devoted to British intelligence during the twilight of empire that has been based on declassifie

Amira Medunjanin, the Balkan Billie Holiday

We talk to the Bosnian singer whose extraordinary voice is transforming her country's melancholy traditional music Towards the end of an electrifying performance last year among the Corinthian columns of St George's Hall in Liverpool, Amira Medunjanin