Endeavour Media’s Book of the Month
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MORE THAN A GRAIN OF TRUTH
By DR. MARGARET SIRIOL COLLEY
The true story behind the film Mr. Jones, starring James Norton.
Gareth Jones, a young Welsh journalist and Foreign Affairs adviser to Lloyd George, died in mysterious circumstances on the eve of his 30th birthday in 1935 in Inner Mongolia having been captured and held for ransom by bandits.
He flew with Hitler in February 1933 and a month later became the first journalist to expose the famine then raging across the Soviet Union. In telling the truth, he was denigrated by other Moscow correspondents, blackballed by the British establishment and blacklisted by the Soviet secret police.
In this stunning biography Margaret Siriol Colley uses her uncle’s letters, articles and diaries to create a picture of a man who was not afraid to tell the truth, whatever the cost.
More Than a Grain of Truth is a fascinating account of one brave journalist, as well as a stirring social and political history of the early thirties.
Praise for Gareth Jones and More Than a Grain of Truth…
It’s embarrassing how little I knew about the subject matter and also Gareth’s story itself, the fact that this man isn’t known in all schools and universities is a crime.
Gareth Jones had the courage to see for himself. Thanks to his reporting, and to this chronicle, we understand better one of the great horrors of the last century.
A remarkable testimony of a man who not only knew too much but died too soon.
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