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The Devil's Gardens


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An original and unique history of one of warfare's most destructive weapons - and of its catastrophic effects in peacetime.

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Lydia Monin was born and educated in New Zealand. She holds a degree in Political Studies, and a post-graduate Diploma in Journalism. In 1997, after working as a reporter and producer for Television New Zealand, she was awarded a fellowship to attend the Reuter Foundation Programme, Green College, Oxford. She went on to join the television production company Concordia, for whom she produced The Devil's Gardens. Andrew Gallimore was born and educated in Wales. He holds a degree in Industrial Relations and a master's degree in journalism. He worked as a print and television journalist before establishing Concordia, specialising in international documentary co-production. In 1997-8 he held a fellowship at the Reuter Foundation Programme, Green College, Oxford. He directed The Devil's Gardens television series.


A highly readable and thoughtful account of the determined efforts to call governments to account over the appalling human cost of landmines...The Devil's Gardens, with its unflinching descriptions of mines and their effects, might help to remind us of the limits of progress so far * Independent *
The Devil's Garden is a thoroughly researched and compelling history of landmine use and development * Sunday Tribune *
The book poses many questions regarding the irresponsible use and proliferation of mines and provides a ray of hope that treaties and de-mining campaigns will end the landmine devastation of innocent civilians * Military Review *

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