Matthew Leeming

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Kandahar Cockney: A Tale of Two Worlds

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JAMES FERGUSSON IS a successful journalist and this is his first book. Its narrative verve and detailed evocation of places as different as Pakistani markets in London E6 and the dank, creepy interior of the Salang Tunnel (the Soviet-built burrow through the Hindu Kush that joins northern and southern Afghanistan) show him to be a first-class writer too.

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