Matthew Sweet is a journalist and broadcaster, he presents Night Waves and Freethinking on BBC Radio 3, and is the summer presenter of The Film Programme on Radio Four. He is the author of The West End Front, Inventing the Victorians and Shepperton Babylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema, which he adapted as a film for BBC Four. He has edited and introduced the work of Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Thackeray, George Eliot and Edward Bulwer-Lytton. His TV programmes include Silent Britain, A Brief History of Fun, The Age of Excess, Truly, Madly, Cheaply and The Rules of Film Noir. Operation Chaos is his fourth book.
Matthew Sweet introduces six of the deserters whose stories are told in his new book, Operation Chaos, and their often unlikely reasons for going AWOL.
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Operation Chaos is the phrase on everyone's lips at Picador at the moment – but we're not about to wreak havoc on our office neighbours in King's Cross, you'll be pleased to hear. We're talking about a new book by the brilliant journalist and writer Matthew Swe...