No Return

The True Story of How Martyrs Are Made

Mark Townsend
AUD $29.99

A gripping true crime account of radicalisation in Britain - and how it can be prevented.

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.

Author bio:

Mark Townsend is the Home Affairs editor of the Observer. His Guardian Long Read on the subject of the book was shortlisted for the 2018 Orwell Prize, and he was named News Reporter of the Year at the 2018 Press Awards.

Category: Politics & Government
ISBN: 9781783351817
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Guardian Books
Pub Date: April 2020
Page Extent: 288
Format: Book
Subject: Violence in society