- Inshallah by Oriana Fallaci, translated by James Marcus
Chatto, 599 pp, £15.99, November 1992, ISBN 0 7011 3835 1
Set in Beirut in the early Eighties, Oriana Fallaci’s novel opens at the moment when, on the morning of 23 October 1983, an Islamic Jihad militant drove a truck laden with explosives into the headquarters of the US contingent of the Multinational Force (MNF). A second suicide bomber attacked the French military base at the same time. Altogether more man three hundred servicemen were killed.