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the kindness of strangers

an autobiography


 kate adie


One of the BBC's most experienced reporters, Kate Adie has traveled the world visiting sites of great cultural and political tension. After joining the team of reporters in 1969, Adie showed courage in Northern Ireland, Tianamen Square and the Gulf War in 1991. In her autobiography Kate Adie takes us to the frontline with a vivid and often humorous narrative that captures the lives of the oppressed, and the tactics of those exploiting power. 


In addition to this we are shown behind the camera and glimpse what it takes to put a production together. We observe the problems associated with remote transmissions  from dangerous locations and the solutions employed by a lateral thinking woman and her team.


This is a well written account of a dangerous life. However, Adie maintains a light-heartedness born from a good sense of humour and a sense of perspective. It is a thorough learning experience for the reader and makes fascinating and enjoyable reading.


438 pp   -   Paperback   -   Published 2002


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