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The kindness of strangers

Kate Adie, reporting from the world's trouble spots, is so familiar to us that we all recognise her, but this book reveals much more about her eventful life. Raised in post-war Sunderland, where life was "a sunny experience, full of meat-paste sandwiches and Sunday school". Kate 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.

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  • "As BBC's chief news correspondent and presenter of Radio Four, Adie was regularly dispatched to report on disasters and conflicts throughout the 1980s.This book is an insight into the modern world of news, taking the reader behind the camera. Adie has been named Reporter of the Year twice by the Royal Television Society and she was awarded the OBE in 1993."
  • "Kate Adie has written an account of her life as a war correspondence for the BBC, among other things."
  • "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."
  • "Kate Adie, reporting from the world's trouble spots, is so familiar to us that we all recognise her, but this book reveals much more about her eventful life. Raised in post-war Sunderland, where life was "a sunny experience, full of meat-paste sandwiches and Sunday school". Kate 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."@en
  • "Kate Adie, reporting from the world's danger zones, is so familiar to us that we feel we know her well, but as her book reveals, her life has been even more eventful than we can imagine. It offers a compelling combination of vivid frontline accounts and evocative writing, laced with the nitty-gritty of everyday life travelling the world by cattle truck and armoured vehicle. Although fundamentally a private person, Kate Adie takes us behind the camera into the somewhat crazed world of broadcasting, from the mayhem of desert warfare to the eccentricities of Royal tours."@en
  • "Kate Adie, reporting from the world's danger zones, is so familiar to us that we feel we know her well, but as her book reveals, her life has been even more eventful than we can imagine. It offers a compelling combination of vivid frontline accounts and evocative writing, laced with the nitty-gritty of everyday life travelling the world by cattle truck and armoured vehicle. Although fundamentally a private person, Kate Adie takes us behind the camera into the somewhat crazed world of broadcasting, from the mayhem of desert warfare to the eccentricities of Royal tours."

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  • "Large type books"
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  • "Biography"@en
  • "Biography"
  • "Herinneringen (vorm)"

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  • "The kindness of strangers"
  • "The kindness of strangers"@en
  • "The kindness of strangers [the autobiography]"
  • "The kindness of strangers : [the autobiography]"
  • "The kindness of strangers : [the Autobiography]"
  • "The kindness of strangers : the autobiography"@en
  • "The kindness of strangers : the autobiography"