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The State of Us: The Good News and the Bad News About Our Society,

By Jon Snow

Bantam Press, €23.99

For broadcaster Jon Snow, the Grenfell Tower tragedy was personal. From 1989 until his retirement in 2021, he presented Channel 4 News and reported from disasters and war zones around the world. Nothing, however, affected him like the London high-rise inferno in 2017.

As reports filtered into his news studio on the morning ...