Give Me Ten Seconds by John Sergeant lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Macmillan, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: A deliciously funny insider account of British politics and of the BBC from one of our most highly regarded and well-liked broadcasters.
John Sergeant is ITNs Political Editor and before that spent thirty years at the BBC coalface, latterly as their Political Correspondent. He is widely respected by both the denizens of the Houses of Parliament and fellow journalists. In addition, his appearances on television shows such as Have I Got News for You and Room 101 as well as Radio 4s News Quiz have proved him to be an inspired comic turn. This memoir will take us from his rather curious childhood and his somewhat eccentric parents to his flirtation with show business as part of the sixties satire boom he appeared in a post-Beyond the Fringe television comedy show written by and starring Alan Bennett; and from his early years in journalism on the Liverpool Post to his long career at the BBC. Memorably handbagged by Margaret Thatcher on the steps of the Paris Embassy when she failed to win the Conservative leadership contest, and the recipient of Ron Daviss confessions about his midnight perambulations on Clapham Common, Sergeant has been the man on the spot in most of the major news stories of the last twenty years. His mordant wit, keen sense of the absurd and acute powers of analysis pervade the book. He has a wealth of funny anecdotes featuring many of the key political figures of our time and his understanding of the labyrinthine workings of Westminster and of the corridors of Broadcasting House is second to none.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[XII] 308 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Biography category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…