Kate Adie - The Autobiography (The Kindness of Strangers) (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Autobiography & Biography
- Published : 2002
- ISBN : 9780755310739
- SKU : B000736
- PPC : SP330gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Kate Adie has courageously reported from all over the world since she joined the BBC in 1969. These memoirs encompass her reporting from, inter alia, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Tiananmen Square and, of course, the Gulf War of 1991.
From the siege at the Iranian embassy which shot her to public acclaim, to an alarming encounter with a drunken Libyan army commander who shot her at point-blank range, from the chaos and mayhem of desert warfare to Gracie Field's bizarre funeral, Kate has cooly kept us in touch through her reasoned and level reporting.
Although an intensely private person, Kate Adie also divulges how, despite being sent to outlandish places at a moment's notice, she's maintained her interest in sailing, singing, and theatre, and what it's like to be a woman in a man's world.
"A riveting book from British journalist, Kate Adie. You don't need to leave your armchair to be taken on a Hercules into battle, or hang out of a helicopter as an SAS soldier uses your shoulder to steady is machine gun. All very gripping, informative, absorbing but more than that, it is hilarious!" - Goodreads Review.