Jeffrey Archer: The Kurds "The Simple Truth"
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Possible government cover-up's, media blackout's, Princess Diana, MI5, politics and an ordinary woman right in the heart of it. Jeffrey Archer is the only name people connect to Kurdish Relief, as he was given a peerage based on a concert named The Simple Truth, claiming responsibility for raising £57 million. This proved to be just that, a claim. Behind the scenes, British Aid for the Kurds (BAFK) were the largest independent Relief Aid organisation at the time, but who were they? Their work went unreported with achievements hidden. Raising approximately £200 million worth of relief aid, they were deemed unimportant. John Major’s government instead pushed Jeffrey Archer as the hero of the hour instead– why? BAFK’s appeal was launched almost a month before Archer’s. Why was he given a life peerage for one of the smallest relief aid efforts for the Kurds? Why was there not room for both appeals? The story starts with Parcels for the Gulf. Read... More > the facts and decide for yourselves.< Less
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May 30, 2013Three things are especially notable about this book: First, although the author created and managed Parcels for the Gulf and British Aid for the Kurds – two of the largest private charities in the history of Britain – she continually described herself as a simple housewife – and made no attempt to assume a mantle of pride about her accomplishments. On the contrary, her book makes every effort to acknowledge and thank the hundreds of regular people behind the scenes who tirelessly dedicated themselves to bring relief and medical supplies to the British soldiers, and later the Kurds. Second, the book reveals the complex and challenging inner workings behind the scenes of the author’s charities – in a way that captivates the ordinary reader, and inspires them to step up in their own communities and get involved. Not necessarily to create a huge charitable machine – but to simply get personally involved, even if only in some small way. And finally, the book suggests that, although people... More > in power will sometimes steal away the credit due to others for themselves, ultimately, the truth will be revealed and the ruse exposed. This book is much more than an exposé of stolen limelight however. Her story is laced with quintessential British humor, the challenge of missing underwear, and charming revelations while attending a royal garden party with Princess Diana. But most important of all, the author successfully wrested the laurels back from those who stole it away. Not for herself, but on behalf of the hundreds of volunteers who selflessly gave their time, money, and energy to bring comfort, supplies, and medical relief to those in need.< Less
May 30, 2013I have to say that this book is an excellent read. British history is made up of ordinary people, but doing extraordinary feats and this is certainly a thought provoking account of what Lorraine and many like minded people achieved during the early 90's. Every British person should read this enthralling book as it certainly asks some challenging questions about the British 'Establishment', no matter what your politics are. Well done Lorraine!
May 30, 2013A beautifully written, and very readable, book about a serious time, when things need to be understood and reported in the way they actually happened. Congratulations to Lorraine Holloway-White for telling the truth as she knew it. This is a book everyone should read!
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- Lorraine Holloway-White (Standard Copyright License)
- Closed Poppy Publishing
- May 27, 2013
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.29 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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