An Improbable Life: The Autobiography


Sir 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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Sir Trevor McDonald is a unprecedented man – and he has led an inconceivable life. Now in his 80th 12 months, he’s identified 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 conflict and dying and risked his personal life to satisfy and speak 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 technology; 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.Partaking, intimate and transferring, 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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