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Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham in 1958. He is the author of Ways of Telling, a critical study of John Berger, and The Colour of Memory, a novel. He wrote But Beautiful while living in New York.

Books by Geoff Dyer

'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

An extremely funny scene-by-scene analysis of the Richard Burton/Clint Eastwood film Where Eagles Dare - published as the film approaches its 50th anniversary

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The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China

By sea and on the airwaves, by dollar and yuan, a contest has begun that will shape the next century. China's rise has now entered a critical new phase, as it seeks to translate its considerable economic heft into a larger role on the world stage, challenging American supremacy.

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