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No Return

No Return

ISBN
9781783351817
Published
02/04/2020
9781783351817
Format
Paperback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
368

About the Book

'An incredible story, powerfully and beautifully told.' – James O'Brien

Five teenage friends leave Brighton to wage jihad in Syria. All except one are killed. This is their untold story.

No Return is a unique insight into a hidden Britain, based on true events that so shocked intelligence experts they are now the Home Office’s lead case study into youth radicalisation.

Drawing on a cache of leaked classified documents and unprecedented access to all the main players, award-winning investigative journalist Mark Townsend reveals the shocking truth behind what drew these young Britons to martyrdom in a foreign land. The end result is a fast-paced and powerfully gripping true crime account of radicalisation – and how it can be prevented.

'An incredible story, powerfully and beautifully told.' – James O'BrienFive teenage friends leave Brighton to wage jihad in Syria. All except one are killed. This is their untold story. No Return is a unique insight into a hidden Britain, based on true events that so shocked intelligence experts they are now the Home Office’s lead case study into youth radicalisation. Drawing on a cache of leaked classified documents and unprecedented access to all the main players, award-winning investigative journalist Mark Townsend reveals the shocking truth behind what drew these young Britons to martyrdom in a foreign land. The end result is a fast-paced and powerfully gripping true crime account of radicalisation – and how it can be prevented.
  • Mark Townsend

    Mark Townsend is Home Affairs Editor of the Observer. He has won numerous awards including Press Gazette Specialist Reporter of the Year and British Environmental Journalist of the Year. His reports from Afghanistan, which Point Man is based on, were judged runner-up in the features category of the 2007 Foreign Press Association (FPA) awards. The following year he was part of the Observer team that won an FPA award for their investigation into Iraqi honour-killings. He lives in London.

“An incredible story, powerfully and beautifully told.”
- James O'Brien, author of How To Be Right
“An extraordinary, gripping, harrowing account of perhaps the most important single case of mass radicalisation in the UK in recent years. This work of rigorous, forensic, compassionate investigative journalism casts new light on the appeal of extremism and its tragic costs. Important and urgent.”
- Jason Burke, author of Al-Qaeda

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