More From Our Own Correspondent : With dispatches from Misha Glenny, John Simpson, Caroline Wyatt, and many more

More From Our Own Correspondent : With dispatches from Misha Glenny, John Simpson, Caroline Wyatt, and many more

by Tony Grant
     
 

1955, From Our Own Correspondent has been one of BBC Radio 4's flagship programs. Every week correspondents from around the world report on stories behind the headlines. After the huge success of From Our Own Correspondent, this new companion volume brings more exhilarating dispatches to armchair travellers everywhere.

These dispatches take the reader to the four

Overview

1955, From Our Own Correspondent has been one of BBC Radio 4's flagship programs. Every week correspondents from around the world report on stories behind the headlines. After the huge success of From Our Own Correspondent, this new companion volume brings more exhilarating dispatches to armchair travellers everywhere.

These dispatches take the reader to the four corners of the earth, from a Maoist wedding to the most dangerous road in the world. Follow the last hitch-hiker in northern France, discover the buffalo mounted police in Brazil, celebrate a home birth in Hungary and get absorbed by saffron in Kashmir. From the boy who lived in a tire to the British troops in Iraq, meet the real people behind the news on this breathtaking journey through the world we live in.

Some of Britain's most celebrated reporters get the opportunity to describe much more than would normally come into a news story: their stories offer a context and a unique insight into history as it unfolds. They have a unique perspective - sometimes transmitted live to the sound of gunfire - and offer an important background to world events.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Absorbing in its breadth, compassion and economy...tales of massacres and poverty, brutality and courage leave you drained - and awed..." -Guardian

"The sheer excellence of its reporting is unwavering."-Financial Times

"They are as captivating on the page as they are on air... the accounts are impressively up-to-date...absorbing." -The Observer

"These personal morsels, with no hint of condesension, hold more insight into cultures and histories than many textbooks. This absorbing read invites the reader to understand a little more about the world out there." -Real Travel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846680779
Publisher:
Profile Books Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Tony Grant joined the BBC after working in commercial radio and on newspapers in Merseyside. At the BBC he was at Radio 1's Newsbeat before becoming a foreign news editor and then, in 1992, the producer of From Our Own Correspondent. A keen cricketer, he is married to a political correspondent. They have two children.

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