Killing My Own Snakes Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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'A superb writer... All the human life of the last third of the 20th century is in these pages.' -- Simon Heffer, The Daily Telegraph
'An amazing cast of famous people - royals, politicians, generals and pop stars - cross the pages'
-- Readers Digest
'Ann Leslie is quite simply one of the most fearless, talented and witty journalists in Britain today.' -- Gavin Esler, Newsnight presenter and thriller writer
'Daily Mail veteran who writes like a salsa-dancing viper'
-- Daily Echo
'Gloriously funny...unfailingly entertaining.' -- Mail on Sunday
'Leslie's book...teases out the woman beneath the bravery...Studded with the best pound-for-pound anecdotes you'll find anywhere' -- Independent
'What worlds she's seen, what a life she's had - at long last, the memoirs of the fearless, witty, indomitable Ann Leslie' -- Deborah Moggach
'a memoir that is not only entertaining but could serve as a vade mecum to recent world history' -- Daily Mail
'a vivid, absorbing book which...conveys what it's like to live through wars, civil conflict, oppression and historic change'
Whether you agree with her or not you can always be sure her views are based on her outstanding journalism, and couched in her own sparkling style. -- Esther Rantzen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The long-awaited and utterly enthralling autobiography of a Fleet Street legend --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
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In this book she describes her life from childhood in India, early work on a provincial newspaper and then to her travels around the world's often dangerous places, meeting many of the people, nice and not so nice, who helped shape the late 20th century. Being of the same generation as her, it was fascinating to read her views on these people. She confirms my opinion of most of them.
Kindle formatting again lets the book down in a few areas - Cape town is always 'Gape Town', Muhammed Ali 'Muhammed All', SO becomes '50' but this is not so bad as to detract from the book. Well worth a read.
Her writing style is engaging and she relates hair-raising experiences in some of the most dangerous locations in the world, as well as describing the desperate circumstances and dangers faced by many oppressed people.
She grew up in India, where her story begins and went on to fight her corner in the male-dominated world of journalism. She has met despots, megalomaniacs and extremists – and made studied changes to her appearance and her approach in order to ingratiate herself with them. But it’s not all world politics, some subjects of her stories are from the world of sport and entertainment.
Ann Leslie has travelled to places from which millions of others would flee – if only they could.
You may not agree with her political views, but she’s certainly seen enough to earn the right to those views.
Aside from being an excellent and entertaining autobiography, this book provides a potted history of the second half of the twentieth century. I learned a lot from this book – and expanded my vocabulary!
As until I am writing this review she is the only Western journalist I know who has reported the massacre of Iranian political prisoners in 1988 and been to their mass graves in Khavaraan cemetery outside Tehran.
She's at her most amusing describing the antics of people she dislikes, such as the Clintons (both of them) and Princesses Margaret and Diana. She claims that the only time she was forced to amend her copy was when she described Diana as 'promiscuous' and a shocked editor took it out.
Occasionally, she bigs herself up a bit, sneaking into places where lesser mortals fail, usually by putting on a dotty-old-lady act, in a way that's not always convincing, but this is a rattling good read and will while away several happy hours.
I dislike the use of what I consider unacceptable language in many books these days and wonder why it should be necessary.
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Problem free purchase. Truly enlightening memoir full of exciting and surprising detail. Quite brilliant.Published 5 months ago by Dave
Fantastic insight into the life of an amazing pioneer woman journalist. Highly enjoyable.Published 17 months ago by J.J.C
Bought kindle edition for mum,she had a hard backed edition .She was unable to hold the book. She loves it and has found kindle editions has enabled her to carry on reading her... Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2013 by Mrs J D
Good value for your money and would recommend to anyone wanting to read her book, received in good time. Read morePublished on 12 Oct. 2013 by Marilyn Forbes
A well told story by a remarkable journalist who has been just about everywhere, frequently under conditions that most of us would only wish to experience vicariously!Published on 9 Oct. 2013 by Hobby Gardener