Critically acclaimed writer and award-winning foreign correspondent, Anthony Loyd is also an ex-heroin addict. Another Bloody Love Letter exposes the thrilling and brutal reality of life as a war journalist - from the climax of war in Kosovo and the reignited battles between Ethiopia and Eritrea, to tracking ambush commanders in Sierra Leone, confronting the danger and confusion of northern Afghanistan at the start of the 'war on terror', and the harsh realities of life in Iraq during the Second Gulf War. But it is also the very human story of a man fighting to beat a heroin addiction and coming to terms with the death of a father-figure, friend and colleague murdered by the RUF in Sierra Leone, and the death of his mother from a terminal illness at home. Another Bloody Love Letter takes the reader into the mind of a man who has chased war and death for more than half his life, and shows the price he has paid for it. It is a moving and powerful memoir of love and friendship, betrayal and loss, war and faith.
Anthony Loyd is a foreign correspondent for The Times" who has reported from numerous conflict zones including Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Algeria. He received the 1994 David Blundy award for his work as a freelancer in Bosnia, and was voted Foreign Correspondent of the year 2001 for his coverage of Afghanistan post-September 11th. A former infantry officer, he left the army after service in the First Gulf War and later went to live in Bosnia. His memoirs of the conflict there, My War Gone By, I Miss It So", was published in 1999 to wide critical acclaim.