Live From Downing Street Hardcover – 25 Oct 2012
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"Sharp-witted, full of surprises and with a great sense of history, Nick Robinson pulls back the curtain on an essential part of the democratic story. For everyone who wants to know more about the long, and sometimes hilarious, mud-wrestle between power and the media - and about the man behind the glasses - this is a must." (Andrew Marr)
"Canny, plain-speaking and fair, Nick Robinson writes as the pentrating insider he is." (Matthew Parris)
"Nick Robinson skips lightly through the great battles between Downing Street and the broadcast media... a fun, well-paced account" (Sunday Times)
"[Robinson] comes across much as he does on television or radio: never at a loss and able to deliver not just the news, but a definitive judgment on it" (Financial Times)
"an intriguing and thoughtful reflection on how politics is reported and the mistakes that are made on both sides when power and the media meet" (The Scotsman)
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What "Live from Downing Street" manages to do effortlessly by journalistic skill is to weave memoir with history lesson. Robinson tells us about his journey to the microphone and the influence of his grandfather in particular. Bernhard, a Jewish refuge from Germany who fled with his wife, Susan as Hitler came to power. Also a key influence was Brian Redhead, who was the father of Robinson's closest childhood friends
The book is also very interesting because it charts the development of political broadcasting in Britain and the battles to permit it, first on radio and later on television.
This book is great, it wasn't what I was expecting, but it was extremely interesting and worthwhile never the less.
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