“Worth a read for the insights, even if you seldom travel abroad”
"...this Aladdin’s cave of information...I would say this would be the best £12.95 any business traveller ever spent
John Farndon's Iran: Everything You Need to Know is an excellent and corrective primer on the culture and politics of this fascinating and complex country...a valuable overview.
Peter Whittaker, New Internationalist
John Farndon offers an insightful depiction of a country shrouded in controversy yet deeply embedded in fascinating history...This book will let you formulate your own opinion.
Felicity Reynolds, South Coast Register
Farndon demolishes myths about [Iran] with lots of facts about the way Britain, America and Russia have manipulated the rulers of Iran in their quest for influence, land and oil.
Harry Mottram, Western Daily Press
Surprisingly, Farndon's effortless writing style manages to make an elaborately expansive history lesson fly by like an adventure novel....Any Western reader wishing to develop a better understanding of this important Middle Eastern country should take it upon themselves to read this book. Many books may offer information on Iran, but few will offer it in such an engaging, non-biased, easy-to-digest format.
Zach Freeman, Blogger News Network
The book takes us back to Persia's beginnings with Farndon's easy-to-read condensed history of Iran (not an easy thing to do considering Iran's status as one of the oldest places of human inhabitance in the world)...It's a book to pick up when the Western press's hysteria about Iran needs a bit of a balance.
Sophie Larder, Passport Moscow
Radio, TV and Web
- The Joe Teehan Show 'The Liberal Outpost' Radio KGMI
- BBC Radio Scotland
Clear, lucid and objective...It gives you an amazing amount of information; an edifying account that is recommended to anyone who wants to learn about how to avoid chaos and uncertainty in the near-term future with the threat of Influenza hanging over the world.
Kent Manthie, Reviewer magazine
John Farndon is a science writer and has a clear accessible style. He covers basic concepts succinctly. At just 125 small pages it is an excellent introduction to the topic.
Claire Dodman, Keeper of Snails
Radio, TV and Web
- Boing Boing, USA
- Phil Lempert WOR Radio, USA
- Louie Free, Free FM, USA
- Newstalk 930 WHON, USA
- Dr Health radio, Hawaii, USA
- BBC Radio Wales, UK
- BBC Radio Merseyside, UK
- Richard and Judy TV show, Channel 4, UK
- Channel 4 TV, More 4 News, UK
- BBC TV Weekend 24, UK
- Press & Journal Abrdeen
- Manchester Evening News
- Yorkshire Post
- Huddersfield Daily Examiner
From the extraordinary figure that a third of all food in the UK is simply thrown away, to the remarkable benefits of eating blueberries and avocadoes, [Farndon] shows the amazing, often shocking, truth behind the foods we eat. You’ll never look at things the same way again.”
"...When it comes to food, it pays to be better informed. John Farndon’s book lists some frightening facts..."
"Eat like a superhero...Know the ready-made risks...Pre-packaged salads are short on vitamins. They're washed in heavily chlorinated water." explains John Farndon
"In his book, 101 Facts You Should Know About Food John Farndon reveals that long term, a diet with excess sugars can actually slow down the activity of the brain; Feed the body continually with a high sugar diet and it adjusts by becoming less sensitive to insulin. Low insulin sensitivity means that body cells, especially brain cells, begin to starve themselves of sugar. Toronto Professor Carol Greenwood showed that people with insulin resistance, who were already slower learners, got much worse after a sugary snack. Scary stuff, and clearly not what you need to get you through a busy work day."
Girls Day Out 365
Radio, TV and Web
- BBC Radio Scotland,UK
- Food Radio,UK
- Radio Europe Mediterraneo, Spain
- National Talk Radio
- KOFM Radio, Australia
- C91.3 radio, Australia
- New! magazine
- That’s Life magazine
- Scotland’s Weekly News
- Scotland on Sunday
"...this is an excellent, well-balanced overview of the world’s largest democracy...Farndon’s exploration of modern India is informative and enlightening"
Carla McKay, Daily Mail
"...a very enjoyable book. Well written and easygoing, it is to be recommended as a starting place for anyone new to Indian society and culture...excellent reading."
"Teenage girls admiring Mahatma Gandhi and wearing saris, as much as they like wearing tight blue jeans and high heels, drinking sodas and even alcopops and watching MTV, just like their counterparts in the West. This is the ‘Miss India’ that John Farndon describes in India Booms....Roller-coaster read"
Kaapi Shastra, Hindu Business Line
"India will soon rival China, and perhaps even the United States, on the world stage. We all need to know more about this fascinating country and "India Booms" is the perfect place to begin. This entertaining, up-to-date and informative guide provides all the information readers need on the India of today - and looks to the future to reveal what lies ahead for the India of tomorrow."
"John Farndon has done the same excellent job here as he did in his book on Iran...If you want the facts in an accessible form, this is the book on India for you."
Reeta, Amazon customer review
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