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Did You Really Shoot the Television?

Did You Really Shoot the Television?

A Family Fable

by Max Hastings

CD-Audio Publication Date: 20/09/2016

 

The author is the son of broadcaster and adventurer Macdonald Hastings, and journalist and gardening writer Anne Scott-James. Max's father roamed the world for newspapers and as a presenter for BBC TV's legendary 'Tonight' programme, while his mother edited 'Harper's Bazaar', became a famous columnist and wrote bestselling gardening books. One of Max's grandfathers was a literary editor, while the other wrote plays and essays. His great-uncle was an African hunter who wrote poetry and became one of Max's heroes. In this audiobook, the author brings together this remarkable cast of forebears - with guest appearances by a host of celebrities such as Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad and John Betjeman. By turns moving, dramatic and comic, the book portrays Max's own childhood fraught with rows and explosions, in which the sudden death of a television set was only one highlight, and helps to explain why Max Hastings, whose family has produced more than 80 books over three generations, felt bound to follow their path of high adventure and popular journalism.

ISBN:
9781531873431
9781531873431
Category:
Uncategorized
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20-09-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brilliance Publishing, Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
171.45x133.35x12.7mm
Max Hastings

Max Hastings studied at Charterhouse and Oxford and became a foreign correspondent, reporting from more than sixty countries and eleven wars for BBC TV and the London Evening Standard.

He has won many awards for his journalism. Among his bestselling books Bomber Command won the Somerset Maugham Prize, and both Overlord and Battle for the Falklands won the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize.

After ten years as editor and then editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, he became editor of the Evening Standard in 1996. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he was knighted in 2002. He now lives in Berkshire.

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