Steven P Jenkins was born in an inner city, grew up on a deprived housing estate but paradoxically attended an Independent School, where he was encouraged to write. The headmaster of Hydesville Tower School, Col. William Flood, a unique and eccentric retired soldier, mercenary and academic, encouraged Steven to join the British Army but to also use his […]

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I was twenty-three and  I’d just started to  feel  I had a purpose in life. Like so many of my generation, just after the Shah was toppled I’d joined one of the groups opposed to the new Islamic regime. These groups had been sprouting up in the void of power: this was the time when the Shah was […]

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