Breaking News by Jeremy Thompson (Was £9.99. Now £8.50 #CheaperThanAmazon)
Hardback, 352 pages
14 November 2017
Over the course of an illustrious fifty-year career as a journalist, Jeremy Thompson has been in the thick of it.
An award-winning broadcaster, he worked for the BBC, ITN and as anchor of Sky News’ early evening programme, reporting on monumental events around the world: from Indira Gandhi’s assassination and the Tiananmen Square massacre to the release of Nelson Mandela – and everything in between.
In his sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious, and always entertaining memoir, Thompson reveals the devastating human costs of war, interspersing this with comic interludes, including the time he persuaded Sierra Leone’s President to sweep the streets.
The first person to broadcast live as British peacekeepers entered Kosovo, Thompson also covered the Gulf Wars. From his early days covering rows over pet budgies for a local newspaper to reporting on the election of President Trump for Sky News, Thompson has seen it all.