An Improbable Life: The Autobiography


‘That life is an extraordinary one … McDonald has grilled some of modern history’s most revered and reviled figures, from Nelson Mandela to Saddam Hussein. In his memoir he offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at these moments and reflects on his own remarkable journey’ RADIO TIMES’The broadcasting legend’s autobiography is written in his trademark charming and enigmatic style’ PRIMA’As well as the deeply personal Windrush scandal [he] offers an insight into the history that has shaped our world and his’ MY WEEKLYSir Trevor McDonald is an extraordinary man – and he has led an improbable life. Now in his 80th year, he is known and loved by people the world over for his humility, charm and natural ease. As a natural storyteller and communicator, he has few equals. In An Improbable Life, Sir Trevor recounts his personal experience of world events and interviews with globally famous – or notorious – figures. He has witnessed war and death and risked his own life to meet and talk with despots and liberators. We read about his first trip to South Africa, and obtaining the first British television interview with Nelson Mandela; his reflections on the Windrush generation; and experiencing Barack Obama’s momentous inauguration as President of the USA. We are also present at his dramatic meetings with Saddam Hussein (the first and only one by a British television correspondent) and Muammar Gaddafi.Engaging, intimate and moving, this is the life story of an exceptional journalist and broadcaster who over decades has expertly revealed to us history in the making.

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‘That life is a rare one … McDonald has grilled a few of fashionable historical past’s most revered and reviled figures, from Nelson Mandela to Saddam Hussein. In his memoir he provides a captivating behind-the-scenes take a look at these moments and displays on his personal exceptional journey’ RADIO TIMES’The broadcasting legend’s autobiography is written in his trademark charming and enigmatic type’ PRIMA’In addition to the deeply private Windrush scandal [he] provides an perception into the historical past that has formed our world and his’ MY WEEKLYSir Trevor McDonald is a rare man – and he has led an unbelievable life. Now in his 80th 12 months, he’s recognized and beloved by folks the world over for his humility, attraction and pure ease. As a pure storyteller and communicator, he has few equals. In An Inconceivable Life, Sir Trevor recounts his private expertise of world occasions and interviews with globally well-known – or infamous – figures. He has witnessed battle and demise and risked his personal life to satisfy and discuss with despots and liberators. We examine his first journey to South Africa, and acquiring the primary British tv interview with Nelson Mandela; his reflections on the Windrush era; and experiencing Barack Obama’s momentous inauguration as President of the USA. We’re additionally current at his dramatic conferences with Saddam Hussein (the primary and just one by a British tv correspondent) and Muammar Gaddafi.Participating, intimate and shifting, that is the life story of an distinctive journalist and broadcaster who over many years has expertly revealed to us historical past within the making.

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