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'The most entertaining book of the year' Sunday Times _____________________________________________________ Diana touched your elbow, your arm, covered your hand with hers. It was alluring. And she was disarmingly confiding. Can I ask you something? Nicholas, please be frank... Over his thirty-year career at Conde Nast, Nicholas Coleridge has witnessed it ...
The Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs
'The most entertaining book of the year' Sunday Times _____________________________________________________ Diana touched your elbow, your arm, covered your hand with hers. It was alluring. And she was disarmingly confiding. Can I ask you something? Nicholas, please be frank... Over his thirty-year career at Conde Nast, Nicholas Coleridge has witnessed it all. From the anxieties of the Princess of Wales to the blazing fury of Mohamed Al-Fayed, his story is also the story of the people who populate the glamorous world of glossy magazines. With relish and astonishing candour, he offers the inside scoop on Tina Brown and Anna Wintour, David Bowie and Philip Green, Kate Moss and Beyonce; on Margaret Thatcher's clothes legacy, and a surreal weekend away with Bob Geldof and William Hague. Cara Delevingne, media tycoons, Prime Ministers, Princes, Mayors and Maharajas - all cross his path. His career in magazines straddles the glossies throughout their glorious zenith - from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s to the digital iterations of the 21st century. Having cut his teeth on Tatler, and as Editor-in-Chief of Harpers & Queen, he became the Mr Big of glossy publishing for three decades. Packed with surprising and often hilarious anecdotes, The Glossy Years also provides perceptive insight into the changing and treacherous worlds of fashion, journalism, museums and a whole sweep of British society. This is a rich, honest, witty and very personal memoir of a life splendidly lived. __________________________________________________________ 'An entertaining whirlwind' Evening Standard 'Gentle, jolly . . . Blissfully funny' Sunday Telegraph 'An irresistible read, hilarious, honest and insightful. I adored it' Tina Brown 'Forthright, witty and gossipy . . . a passion for glossy magazines shines through this effervescent memoir' Mail on Sunday
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52.500000 USD

The Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs

by Nicholas Coleridge
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For more than three decades, millions of Britons have woken to the sound of John Humphrys' voice. As presenter of Radio 4's Today, the nation's most popular news programme, he is famed for his tough interviewing, his deep misgivings about authority in its many forms and his passionate commitment to ...
A Day Like Today: Memoirs
For more than three decades, millions of Britons have woken to the sound of John Humphrys' voice. As presenter of Radio 4's Today, the nation's most popular news programme, he is famed for his tough interviewing, his deep misgivings about authority in its many forms and his passionate commitment to a variety of causes. A Day Like Today charts John's journey from the poverty of his post-war childhood in Cardiff, leaving school at fifteen, to the summits of broadcasting. Humphrys was the BBC's youngest foreign correspondent; he was the first reporter at the catastrophe of Aberfan, an experience that marked him for ever; he was in the White House when Richard Nixon became the first American president to resign; in South Africa during the dying years of apartheid; and in war zones around the globe throughout his career. John was also the first journalist to present the Nine O'Clock News on television. Humphrys pulls no punches and now, freed from the restrictions of being a BBC journalist, he reflects on the politicians he has interrogated and the controversies he has reported on and been involved in, including the interview that forced the resignation of his own boss, the director general. In typically candid style, he also weighs in on the role the BBC itself has played in our national life - for good and ill - and the broader health of the political system today. A Day Like Today is both a sharp, shrewd memoir and a backstage account of the great newsworthy moments in recent history - from the voice behind the country's most authoritative microphone.
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34.34 USD

A Day Like Today: Memoirs

by John Humphrys
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These are the unpublished stories about the stories that you may have read in Singapore newspapers over the years. Above all, they are Singapore media stories as experienced first-hand by a veteran journalist who had to be persuaded to become Editor of a leading newspaper. PN Balji was an active ...
Reluctant Editor: The Singapore Media as Seen Through the Eyes of a Veteran Newspaper Journalist
These are the unpublished stories about the stories that you may have read in Singapore newspapers over the years. Above all, they are Singapore media stories as experienced first-hand by a veteran journalist who had to be persuaded to become Editor of a leading newspaper. PN Balji was an active participant in mainstream journalism, having spent nearly 40 years working in five newsrooms. He was part of a hardy generation of newspaper editors who wrestled with editorial issues and made tough decisions, sometimes against the will of authority. He also had a ringside view of his colleagues' tussles and confrontations with the government. In Reluctant Editor, Balji weaves a compelling narrative, with anecdotes, of an alternative story of how some editors of his generation managed to hold the ground in challenging times. He brings back the drama, mostly played behind the scenes, and attempts to answer the question: What made the editors of the 1970s, 80s and 90s act the way they did? It was a life lived dangerously; some lost their jobs, some had to leave the country and some decided to give in and lived to fight another day.
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24.16 USD

Reluctant Editor: The Singapore Media as Seen Through the Eyes of a Veteran Newspaper Journalist

by Balji P N
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The Washington Star: The Rise and Fall of a Great American Newspaper is the story of the 129-year history of one of the preeminent newspapers in journalism history when city newspapers across the country were at the height of their power and influence. The Star was the most financially successful ...
The Evening Star: The Rise and Fall of a Great Washington Newspaper
The Washington Star: The Rise and Fall of a Great American Newspaper is the story of the 129-year history of one of the preeminent newspapers in journalism history when city newspapers across the country were at the height of their power and influence. The Star was the most financially successful newspaper in the Capital and among the top ten in the country until its decline in the 1970s. The paper began in 1852 when the capital city was a backwater southern town. The Star's success over the next century was due to its singular devotion to local news, its many respected journalists, and the historic times in which it was published. The book provides a unique perspective on more than a century of local, national and international history. The book also exposes the complex reasons for the Star's rise and fall from dominance in Washington's newspaper market. The Noyes and Kauffmann families who owned and operated the Star for a century play an important role in that story. Patriarch Crosby Noyes' life and legacy is the most fascinating -a classic Horatio Alger story of the illegitimate son of a Maine farmer who by the time of his death was a respected newspaper publisher and member of Washington's influential elite. In 1974 his descendants sold the once-great newspaper Noyes built to Joseph Allbritton. Allbritton and then Time, Inc. tried to save the Star but failed.
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46.40 USD

The Evening Star: The Rise and Fall of a Great Washington Newspaper

by Faye Haskins
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'Feels like a Hollywood film in the making' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Essential' MARGARET ATWOOD 'Cinematic, remarkable' GUARDIAN 'Totally gripping' JON RONSON 'Has the morally satisfying arc of a thriller, with all the suspense. For lovers of Spotlight' i 'Seismic. Examines what happens when a bully is cornered' OBSERVER 'Incredible. It staggered ...
She Said: The New York Times Bestseller
'Feels like a Hollywood film in the making' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Essential' MARGARET ATWOOD 'Cinematic, remarkable' GUARDIAN 'Totally gripping' JON RONSON 'Has the morally satisfying arc of a thriller, with all the suspense. For lovers of Spotlight' i 'Seismic. Examines what happens when a bully is cornered' OBSERVER 'Incredible. It staggered me. I could talk all day about this book' PANDORA SYKES 'Unputdownable non-fiction. A powerful book' RENI EDDO-LODGE 'All the President's Men for the #MeToo era' WASHINGTON POST 'A binge-read of a book. Adrenaline-spiking' LOS ANGELES TIMES On 5 October 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey that helped change the world. Hollywood was talking as never before. Kantor and Twohey outmanoeuvred Harvey Weinstein, his team of defenders and private investigators, convincing some of the most famous women in the world - and some unknown ones - to go on the record. This is how they did it. ___________________________ For months ahead of the story breaking, Kantor and Twohey had been having confidential discussions with top actresses, former Weinstein employees and other sources, learning of disturbing, long-buried allegations. The journalists meticulously picked their way through a web of decades-old secret payouts and non-disclosure agreements, pressed some of the most famous women in the world - and some unknown ones - to risk going on the record, and faced down Weinstein, his team of high-priced defenders, and even his private investigators. In She Said, Kantor and Twohey relive in real-time what it took to break the story and give an up-close portrait of the forces they were up against. They describe the experiences of the women who spoke up - for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves. Their stories have never been told in this way before.
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25.75 USD

She Said: The New York Times Bestseller

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A journalist, columnist, humorist and musician, Miles Kington began his writing career at Punch, where he created Franglais, a hugely popular fictional language, before going on to write a daily column for The Times, followed by the Independent. He wrote over thirty thousand newspaper columns in his lifetime, as well ...
My Mother, The Bearded Lady: The Selected Letters of Miles Kington
A journalist, columnist, humorist and musician, Miles Kington began his writing career at Punch, where he created Franglais, a hugely popular fictional language, before going on to write a daily column for The Times, followed by the Independent. He wrote over thirty thousand newspaper columns in his lifetime, as well as contributing to countless magazines and other publications. When he died in 2008, he left behind an enormous archive of correspondence. Effortlessly funny and entertaining, this collection is full of Kington's inimitable style. He had kept copies of every letter he had sent or received for the best part of fifty years, letters to and from the great and the good of the arts - Terry Jones, Melvyn Bragg, Joanna Lumley, John Cleese, Andre Previn, Philip Larkin, Alan Coren, Kenneth Williams, and many more. My Mother, The Bearded Lady is a selection of these captivating letters, chosen and edited by his wife, Caroline Kington.
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46.49 USD

My Mother, The Bearded Lady: The Selected Letters of Miles Kington

by Miles Kington
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Conde Nast's life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. ...
Conde Nast: The Man and His Empire - a Biography
Conde Nast's life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. Alongside his editors, Edna Woolman Chase at Vogue and Frank Crowninshield at Vanity Fair, he built the first-ever international magazine empire, introducing European modern art, style, and fashions to an American audience. Credited with creating the cafe society, Nast became a permanent fixture on the international fashion scene and a major figure in New York society. His superbly appointed apartment at 1040 Park Avenue, decorated by the legendary Elsie de Wolfe, became a gathering place for the major artistic figures of the time. Nast launched the careers of icons like Cecil Beaton, Clare Boothe Luce, Lee Miller, Dorothy Parker and Noel Coward. He left behind a legacy that endures today in media powerhouses such as Anna Wintour, Tina Brown, and Graydon Carter. Written with the cooperation of his family on both sides of the Atlantic and a dedicated team at Conde Nast Publications, critically acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald reveals the life of an extraordinary American success story.
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34.120000 USD

Conde Nast: The Man and His Empire - a Biography

by Susan Ronald
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Entering the academy at the dawn of the women's rights movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the first generation of feminist academics had a difficult journey. With few female role models, they had to forge their own path and prove that feminist scholarship was a legitimate enterprise. Later, ...
Living When Everything Changed: My Life in Academia
Entering the academy at the dawn of the women's rights movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the first generation of feminist academics had a difficult journey. With few female role models, they had to forge their own path and prove that feminist scholarship was a legitimate enterprise. Later, when many of these scholars moved into administrative positions, hoping to reform the university system from within, they encountered entrenched hierarchies, bureaucracies, and old boys' networks that made it difficult to put their feminist principles into practice. In this compelling memoir, Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault describes how a Catholic girl from small-town Nebraska discovered her callings as a feminist, as an academic, and as a university administrator. She recounts her experiences at three very different schools: the small progressive Lewis & Clark College, the massive regional university of Cal State Fullerton, and the rapidly expanding Portland State University. Reflecting on both her accomplishments and challenges, she considers just how much second-wave feminism has transformed academia and how much reform is still needed. With remarkable candor and compassion, Thompson Tetreault provides an intimate personal look at an era when both women's lives and university culture changed for good.
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31.450000 USD

Living When Everything Changed: My Life in Academia

by Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault
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Within a few years of its first issue in 1951, Jet, a pocket-sized magazine, became the Bible for news of the civil rights movement. It was said, only half-jokingly, If it wasn't in Jet, it didn't happen. Writing for the magazine and its glossy, big sister Ebony, for fifty-three years, ...
Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement
Within a few years of its first issue in 1951, Jet, a pocket-sized magazine, became the Bible for news of the civil rights movement. It was said, only half-jokingly, If it wasn't in Jet, it didn't happen. Writing for the magazine and its glossy, big sister Ebony, for fifty-three years, longer than any other journalist, Washington bureau chief Simeon Booker was on the front lines of virtually every major event of the revolution that transformed America. Rather than tracking the freedom struggle from the usually cited ignition points, Shocking the Conscience begins with a massive voting rights rally in the Mississippi Delta town of Mound Bayou in 1955. It's the first rally since the Supreme Court's Brown decision struck fear in the hearts of segregationists across the former Confederacy. It was also Booker's first assignment in the Deep South, and before the next run of the weekly magazine, the killings would begin. Booker vowed that lynchings would no longer be ignored beyond the black press. Jet was reaching into households across America, and he was determined to cover the next murder like none before. He had only a few weeks to wait. A small item on the AP wire reported that a Chicago boy vacationing in Mississippi was missing. Booker was on it, and stayed on it, through one of the most infamous murder trials in US history. His coverage of Emmett Till's death lit a fire that would galvanize the movement, while a succession of US presidents wished it would go away. This is the story of the century that changed everything about journalism, politics, and more in America, as only Simeon Booker, the dean of the black press, could tell it.
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26.250000 USD

Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

by Simeon Booker
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The Enemy of the People \ El Enemigo del Pueblo (Span Ed): Una Epoca Peligrosa Para Contar La Verdad En America
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17.840000 USD

The Enemy of the People \ El Enemigo del Pueblo (Span Ed): Una Epoca Peligrosa Para Contar La Verdad En America

by Jim Acosta
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Eric Rouleau was one of the most celebrated journalists of his generation, a status he owed to his extraordinary career, which began when Hubert Beuve-Mery, director of Le Monde, charged him with covering the Near and Middle East. In 1963, Rouleau was invited by Gamal Abd al-Nasser to interview him ...
Truths and Lies in the Middle East: Memoirs of a Veteran Journalist, 1952-2012
Eric Rouleau was one of the most celebrated journalists of his generation, a status he owed to his extraordinary career, which began when Hubert Beuve-Mery, director of Le Monde, charged him with covering the Near and Middle East. In 1963, Rouleau was invited by Gamal Abd al-Nasser to interview him in Cairo, a move which was not lost on the young Rouleau-going through him, a young Egyptian Jew who had been exiled from Egypt in late 1951, shortly before the Free Officers coup, was a means to renew diplomatic ties with de Gaulle's France. This exclusive interview, which immediately made headlines around the world, propelled Rouleau into the center of the region's conflicts for two decades. Writing between Cairo and Jerusalem, Rouleau was a chief witness to the wars of 1967 and 1973, narrating their events from behind the scenes. He was to meet all the major players, including Nasser, Levi Ashkol, Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Yasser Arafat, Ariel Sharon, and Anwar Sadat, painting striking portraits of each. More than a memoir, his book presents a history, lived from the inside, of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
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36.700000 USD

Truths and Lies in the Middle East: Memoirs of a Veteran Journalist, 1952-2012

by Eric Rouleau
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After years of leaving her husband and children behind in Seattle as she traveled back and forth to Russia pursuing a career, Elisa Brodinsky Miller discovers she's writing her own chapter in a book of three generations. Shortly after her father's death, Elisa discovers a cache of letters written in ...
When the River Ice Flows, I Will Come Home: A Memoir
After years of leaving her husband and children behind in Seattle as she traveled back and forth to Russia pursuing a career, Elisa Brodinsky Miller discovers she's writing her own chapter in a book of three generations. Shortly after her father's death, Elisa discovers a cache of letters written in Russian and Yiddish among his belongings, which she quickly resolves to translate. Dated from 1914 to 1922 and addressed to her grandfather, Eli, in Wilmington, Delaware, the letters capture the eight long years that Eli spent apart from his wife and their six children who remained behind in the Pale of Settlement. With each translation, Brodinsky Miller learns more about this time spent apart, the family she knew so little about, and the country they came to leave behind, connecting her own experiences with those who came before her. This captivating memoir bridges the past with the present, as we learn about her grandparents' drives to escape the Jewish worlds of Tsarist Russia, her immigrant parents' hopes for their marriage in America, and now her turn to reach for meaning and purpose: each a generation of aspirations-first theirs, now hers.
28.300000 USD

When the River Ice Flows, I Will Come Home: A Memoir

by Elisa Brodinsky Miller
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In this book, David Pryce-Jones discusses a collection of works personally given to him by famous authors, including W.H. Auden, Saul Bellow, Bernard Berenson, and Isaiah Berlin, among others.
Signatures: Literary Encounters of a Lifetime
In this book, David Pryce-Jones discusses a collection of works personally given to him by famous authors, including W.H. Auden, Saul Bellow, Bernard Berenson, and Isaiah Berlin, among others.
30.440000 USD

Signatures: Literary Encounters of a Lifetime

by David Pryce-Jones
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A career-spanning selection of the legendary reporter David Carr's writing for the New York Times, Washington City Paper, New York Magazine, the Atlantic, and more. Throughout his 25-year journalistic career, David Carr was noted for his sharp and fearless observations, his uncanny sense of fairness and justice, and his remarkable ...
Final Draft: The Collected Work of David Carr
A career-spanning selection of the legendary reporter David Carr's writing for the New York Times, Washington City Paper, New York Magazine, the Atlantic, and more. Throughout his 25-year journalistic career, David Carr was noted for his sharp and fearless observations, his uncanny sense of fairness and justice, and his remarkable compassion and wit. His writing was informed both by his own hardships as an addict, and his intense love of the journalist's craft. His range--from media politics to national politics, from rock 'n' roll celebrities to the unknown civil servants who make our daily lives function--was broad and often timeless. Whether he was breaking exclusives about Amazon or mourning Philip Seymour Hoffman's death or taking aim at editors who valued political trivia over substance, Carr's voice and concerns remain enormously influential and relevant. In these hundred or so articles, from a range of publications, we read his stories with fresh eyes. Edited by his widow, Jill Rooney Carr, and with an introduction written by one of the many journalists David Carr mentored and promoted, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Final Draft is a singular event in the world of writing news, an art increasingly endangered in these troubled times.
29.400000 USD

Final Draft: The Collected Work of David Carr

by David Carr
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On Air
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31.450000 USD

On Air

by Mike Carlton
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America's First Woman Lawyer: The Biography of Myra Bradwell
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27.88 USD

America's First Woman Lawyer: The Biography of Myra Bradwell

by Jane M. Friedman
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'I Never Said I Love You is one of the most electric, enchanting, engrossing and energising memoirs of self-harm, self-loathing, grief, eating disorders, suicide - and sex - that you will read.' The Sunday Times 'Indecently entertaining... one of the most uplifting and eccentric memoirs I have ever read.' Observer ...
I Never Said I Loved You: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'I Never Said I Love You is one of the most electric, enchanting, engrossing and energising memoirs of self-harm, self-loathing, grief, eating disorders, suicide - and sex - that you will read.' The Sunday Times 'Indecently entertaining... one of the most uplifting and eccentric memoirs I have ever read.' Observer 'Brutally honest and relentlessly funny.' Adam Kay, author of 'This is Going to Hurt' 'A brilliant memoir full of gasp-inducing honesty about depression and family and taking control of your own pain. Funny, sad, hopeful, I Never Said I Loved You is an irresistible, strangely empowering read.' Matt Haig 'This mind-blowingly wonderful memoir had me convulsing with laughter even while my heart was breaking. It's utterly effing BEAUTIFUL.' Marian Keyes 'I found myself blindsided by this extraordinary book ... I was deeply moved by its capacity both to depict pain, and offer consolation. I loved it, and won't ever forget it.' Sarah Perry 'Both touching and funny' the Telegraph On an unlikely backpacking trip, Rhik and his mother find themselves speaking openly for the first time in years. Afterwards, the depression that has weighed down on Rhik begins to loosen its grip for a moment - so he seizes the opportunity: to own it, to understand it, and to find out where it came from. Through this begins a journey of investigation, healing and recovery. Along the way Rhik learns some shocking truths about his family, and realizes that, in turn, he will need to confront the secrets he has long buried. But through this, he triumphs over his fears and brings his depression into the light. I Never Said I Loved You is the story of how Rhik learned to let go, and then keep going. With unique humour and honesty, he has created a powerfully rich, funny and poignant exploration of the light and dark in all of us. A vital, moving and darkly funny memoir by a powerful new voice in non-fiction. 'Both unputdownable and beautifully-written, bracing and consoling. A book that tackles mental health and the darkest things with razor-sharp wit and mordant laughs aplenty ... read this.' Sharlene Teo 'Touching, funny, wildly readable ... Look out for it.' Sathnam Sanghera 'No one writes better, or more sweetly, about how it feels to feel. Even the darkest times are shot through with glorious, bright beams of wit.' Janet Ellis 'It's honest and funny (and beautifully painful and brutal at times), but also - oh goodness - it's so elegant. The writing is graceful and kind, even when it hurts a little to remember it's a memoir.' Joanna Cannon 'Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking. What an absolutely riveting read.' Nikita Gill 'Heartbreaking, funny, raw, brave and - yes! - even better than the egg thing.' Erin Kelly 'I have always loved Rhik Samadder's writing. And now there's a whole book!' Jessie Burton 'A sparkling, thoughtful memoir. It manages to be witty, charming, brooding and devastating all the same time.' Justin Myers, The Guyliner
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25.75 USD

I Never Said I Loved You: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

by Rhik Samadder
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A companion volume to Brian Brennan's acclaimed novel, The Love of One's Country, this autobiography is an engaging and entertaining exploration of Brennan's life in Ireland and Canada. It begins in middle-class Dublin, covers his stints as a travelling musician and broadcaster in Canada, and culminates in a description of ...
Leaving Dublin
A companion volume to Brian Brennan's acclaimed novel, The Love of One's Country, this autobiography is an engaging and entertaining exploration of Brennan's life in Ireland and Canada. It begins in middle-class Dublin, covers his stints as a travelling musician and broadcaster in Canada, and culminates in a description of his career as an award-winning journalist and best-selling author. With passion, candour, humour and vivid stories, Brennan tells how he left a soul-destroying job in the Irish civil service to seek new opportunities in a country where he had no friends and no family connections. He offers revealing glimpses of suburban life in the postwar Ireland of the 1950s, the commercial scene in Canada during the 1960s, and the commercial radio and newspaper scene during the last third of the 20th century.
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13.280000 USD

Leaving Dublin

by Brian Brennan
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Discover the first memoir from national treasure John Craven, as he recounts both the highs and the lows of one of the longest entertaining careers in history, and the people, family and animals that have shaped it. _______ 'Magical memoirs. A BBC legend. A broadcasting icon. The best bits from ...
Headlines and Hedgerows: A Memoir
Discover the first memoir from national treasure John Craven, as he recounts both the highs and the lows of one of the longest entertaining careers in history, and the people, family and animals that have shaped it. _______ 'Magical memoirs. A BBC legend. A broadcasting icon. The best bits from cub reporter to Countryfile . . . his early career sounds like a riot' Mail on Sunday _______ He began by reading the front page of the evening newspaper in the kitchen to his mother and aunt. Since then he's spoken into microphones to the nation on the BBC almost every week for more than half a century and is one of the most-beloved broadcasters of our time. Presenter of treasured programmes Newsround, Countryfile and Swap Shop, John brought us the headlines and breaking news of our childhood and later helped us discover the magic and wonder of the British countryside. Now, in his first ever autobiography, he recounts a life in news starting with the Grimthorpe Street Gazette, the handwritten newspaper he produced in his early teens - just one copy at a time, so small beginnings. Later, broadcasting on television to millions of children, his casual style of news-reading even found his jumpers making news. He writes about his childhood, his career and the people, events - and animals - that have shaped his life. This is John Craven. And this is the story behind the man so many of us grew up watching on our television screens. ___________ 'A cracking read' Chris Evans, Virgin Radio Breakfast Show
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37.19 USD

Headlines and Hedgerows: A Memoir

by John Craven
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'This is essential' Margaret Atwood on Twitter `She's one of the most acute and perceptive analysts of the furtive growth of fascism. Everyone should know about this' Philip Pullman 'Vibrates with outrage' The Times `It couldn't happen here' Ece Temelkuran heard reasonable people in Britain say it the night of ...
How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
'This is essential' Margaret Atwood on Twitter `She's one of the most acute and perceptive analysts of the furtive growth of fascism. Everyone should know about this' Philip Pullman 'Vibrates with outrage' The Times `It couldn't happen here' Ece Temelkuran heard reasonable people in Britain say it the night of the Brexit vote. She heard reasonable people in America say it the night Trump's election was soundtracked by chants of `Build that wall.' She heard reasonable people in Turkey say it as Erdogan rigged elections, rebuilt the economy around cronyism, and labelled his opposition as terrorists. How to Lose a Country is an impassioned plea, a warning to the world that populism and nationalism don't march fully-formed into government; they creep. Award winning author and journalist Ece Temelkuran, identifies the early-warning signs of this phenomenon, sprouting up across the world from Eastern Europe to South America, in order to define a global pattern, and arm the reader with the tools to root it out. Proposing alternative, global answers to the pressing - and too often paralysing - poltical questions of our time, Temelkuran explores the insidious idea of `real people', the infantilisation of language and debate, the way laughter can prove a false friend, and the dangers of underestimating one's opponent. She weaves memoir, history and clear-sighted argument into an urgent and eloquent defence of democracy. No longer can the reasonable comfort themselves with `it couldn't happen here.' It is happening. And soon it may be too late.
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17.17 USD

How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship

by Ece Temelkuran
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`A most magnificent, beautifully written memoir' - Nina Stibbe 'Deft, witty and profound . . . had me turning the pages all night' - Jessie Burton Jean Hannah Edelstein was looking for love on OKCupid the night she lost her father. She had recently moved back to America to be ...
This Really Isn't About You
`A most magnificent, beautifully written memoir' - Nina Stibbe 'Deft, witty and profound . . . had me turning the pages all night' - Jessie Burton Jean Hannah Edelstein was looking for love on OKCupid the night she lost her father. She had recently moved back to America to be closer to her parents, leaving behind the good friends, bad dates and questionable career moves that defined her twenties. But six weeks after she arrived in New York, her father died of cancer - and six months after that she learnt she had inherited the gene that determined his fate. Heartbreaking, hopeful and disarmingly funny, This Really Isn't About You is a book about finding your way in life, even when life has other plans.
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16.750000 USD

This Really Isn't About You

by Jean Hannah Edelstein
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During the upheavals of 2007-9, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, had the name of a Victorian icon on the tip of his tongue: Walter Bagehot. Banker, man of letters, inventor of the Treasury bill and author of Lombard Street, Bagehot prescribed the doctrines that-decades later-inspired the radical responses ...
Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian
During the upheavals of 2007-9, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, had the name of a Victorian icon on the tip of his tongue: Walter Bagehot. Banker, man of letters, inventor of the Treasury bill and author of Lombard Street, Bagehot prescribed the doctrines that-decades later-inspired the radical responses to the world's worst financial crises. In James Grant's colourful and groundbreaking biography, Bagehot appears as both an ornament to his own age and a muse to our own. Brilliant and precocious, he was influential in political circles, making high-profile friends, including William Gladstone-and enemies in Lord Overstone and Benjamin Disraeli. As an essayist on wide-ranging topics, he won the admiration of Matthew Arnold and Woodrow Wilson. He was also a misogynist, and while he opposed slavery, he misjudged Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. As editor of the Economist, he offered astute commentary on the financial issues of his day and his name lives on in an eponymous weekly column.
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Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian

by James Grant
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Kurt Tucholsky: The Short Fat Berliner Who Tried to Stop a Catastrophe with a Typewriter
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20.950000 USD

Kurt Tucholsky: The Short Fat Berliner Who Tried to Stop a Catastrophe with a Typewriter

by Harold L Poor
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Unless they've lost a passport abroad, most Americans have little appreciation for the reach and scope of the US Department of State or the perils faced by its employees. Reporter Glen Johnson had been covering politics for the Boston Globe when he received a job offer that would embed him ...
Window Seat on the World
Unless they've lost a passport abroad, most Americans have little appreciation for the reach and scope of the US Department of State or the perils faced by its employees. Reporter Glen Johnson had been covering politics for the Boston Globe when he received a job offer that would embed him in this world of protocols, planes, and global peacekeeping. His new boss would be Secretary of State John Kerry, set to become the most prominent diplomat on the world stage. Johnson sensed it was a meeting of man and moment. For four years, he accompanied Kerry as he became the most-traveled Secretary of State in history. The former journalist kept notes while Kerry worked out a power-sharing agreement in Afghanistan, negotiated with the Israelis, convinced Iran to get rid of its nuclear weapons program, developed a counter-ISIS coalition, and brokered climate change agreements, including the 2015 Paris Agreement. Kerry also confronted two lingering challenges: how to cooperate with an assertive China and a Russia that sidestepped its own wrongdoing but felt aggrieved and justified to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. In his goal to create the best and most complete photo archive of any Secretary of State, Johnson lobbied the State Department for a decent camera and shot more than 100,000 photographs everywhere Kerry went-from the office of Pope Francis to center ice for a puck drop at Madison Square Garden, from the Kremlin and No. 10 Downing Street to a helicopter flying over Antarctica. Window Seat on the World is an all-access look at life inside the nation's first cabinet agency: the complexity of State Department protocols, the grueling schedules, the delicacy of engagement with world leaders and foreign cultures, and the dedication of a longtime public servant and his team to the practice of diplomacy.
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26.250000 USD

Window Seat on the World

by Glen Johnson
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George Garrett: Intrepid Reporter
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28.300000 USD

George Garrett: Intrepid Reporter

by George Garrett
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'This insightful and superb book takes you to World Cups, to conflicts in war-torn countries, to division in Trump's America... A terrific read.' - Gary Lineker For over thirty years, Mark Austin has covered the biggest stories in the world for ITN and Sky News. As a foreign correspondent and ...
And Thank You For Watching: Extraordinary Stories from a Veteran News Journalist
'This insightful and superb book takes you to World Cups, to conflicts in war-torn countries, to division in Trump's America... A terrific read.' - Gary Lineker For over thirty years, Mark Austin has covered the biggest stories in the world for ITN and Sky News. As a foreign correspondent and anchorman he has witnessed first-hand some of the most significant events of our times, including the Iraq War, the historic transition in South Africa from the brutality of apartheid to democracy, the horrors of the Rwandan genocide, and natural disasters such as the Haiti earthquake and the Mozambique floods. Full of high drama, raw emotion and the sometimes hilarious happenings from the life of a veteran reporter, Mark Austin's memoir gives startling insight into the stories behind the headlines. 'A must read.' - Sir Trevor McDonald
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16.72 USD

And Thank You For Watching: Extraordinary Stories from a Veteran News Journalist

by Mark Austin
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Dirty Wars And Polished Silver: The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix
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18.890000 USD

Dirty Wars And Polished Silver: The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix

by Lynda Schuster
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Life and Times of the Right Honourable William Henry Smith, M.P: Volume 2 (Cambridge Library Collection. History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries)
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24.110000 USD

Life and Times of the Right Honourable William Henry Smith, M.P: Volume 2 (Cambridge Library Collection. History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries)

by Herbert Eustace Maxwell
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Mothers And Murderers: A True Story Of Love, Lies, Obsession ... and Second Chances
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19.410000 USD

Mothers And Murderers: A True Story Of Love, Lies, Obsession ... and Second Chances

by Katherine Ellison
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Flowers & Butterfly Notebook: A 111 pages Ruled Composition book
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7.340000 USD

Flowers & Butterfly Notebook: A 111 pages Ruled Composition book

by Design & Publish
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