BBC Radio 4 ‘The Moral Maze’ 14.10.2009

Michael Buerk Our next witness is Timothy Knatchbull who lost his grandfather, Lord Mountbatten and his twin brother 30 years ago in an IRA bombing in Ireland and has recently written about it in a book called From a Clear Blue Sky. You have got yourself to a state of forgiveness, how long did it […]


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Humanity thrums from every page A mix of investigative journalism, psychological study and narrative non-fiction I’ve not read before. Humanity thrums from every page. Rory Carroll. May 2021   This book was important to me I read ‘From a Clear Blue Sky’ and found it very moving. My own twin sister, Mariana, died in a […]


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Powerful memoir A friend suggested we use the lockdown to learn or improve five things about ourselves. I’m also using the time at home to read even more than usual. My favorite book has been “From a Clear Blue Sky: Surviving the Mountbatten Bomb” by Lord Mountbatten’s grandson Timothy Knatchbull…This story of physical and emotional […]


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  • 'It is one of the most intensely moving stories I have ever read, and I was gripped from the first page.'

    Barbara Taylor Bradford


    'Testament to a remarkable, benevolent soul...With this public love letter he has found a way to say goodbye’. Sunday Times


    ‘It is one of the most penetrating and humane books to have emerged from the Troubles.’

    Irish Independent


    'This amazingly clear-headed and mature book...Intelligent, honest, tender and so moving that it should come with a warning to read this in private because you're going to be in a tear-stained mess.’ Daily Mail


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