Tuesday, 10 March 2020

LEFT FIELD - with photos, music and postscript


BRIAN ENO This is an excellent and inspiring book. David is an adventurer and a freethinker, who did something truly useful with his life."


SIR TOM STOPPARD “David has lived a life and a half. The broken world needed people like David; it still does”


CRAIG MURRAY, ex-UK Ambassador “David’s entire life has been dedicated to trying to make the world a better place.”


Destruction, death, hatred and war, but also hope, life, love and peace. A true story that takes you into a world of anti-war marchers and war criminals, celebrity musicians and shady art dealers. Music is never far away - A major theme - music as healer. You will meet Pavarotti and Clapton, Brian Eno, Bono and Bowie, as well as many who have found music to be a literal 'life saver'.


My journey as a lifelong rebel began when my father, one of the first Allied doctors into Bergen-Belsen, showed me photos of the camp --- This terrifying awakening to fascism led me to a lifetime of political activism --- As co-founder of War Child, I helped set up a mobile bakery that fed the starving people of Mostar --- My connection with the Balkans had started with a tempestuous marriage to a Croatian, and ended with my becoming first director of the Pavarotti Music Centre in Bosnia, helping those traumatised by war through its music programmes.


Left Field has now been on sale for four years in bookshops, as well as an e book and audio book. With the agreement of Unbound, my publishers, I am now offering all 37 chapters free online. This edition has allowed me to include many more photos than appeared in the hardback edition, as well as links to music recordings. The final chapter was written by Anne Aylor who has been my companion for much of this journey. She has been my muse, editor and amanuensis.

 View a musical/photo 'Left Field' journey here


Brian Eno interview here

CHAPTER 16 - Ned of the Hill


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