Non-fiction - The Kindness of Strangers by Kate Adie

Our next book for discussion is ‘The Kindness of Strangers’ by Kate Adie. The discussion will be chaired by Sally who nominated it online.

Many thanks to Maja for so brilliantly chairing the discussion on Philip Gourevitch’s ‘Rwanda’.

As always, we’ll meet from 7:30 onwards in the bar and then move upstairs to start the discussion at 8pm.

Kate Adie's story is an unusual one. Raised in post-war Sunderland, where life was 'a sunny experience, full of meat-paste sandwiches and Sunday school', she has reported memorably and courageously from many of the world's trouble spots since she joined the BBC in 1969. THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS encompasses Adie's reporting from, inter alia, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Tiananmen Square and, of course, the Gulf War of 1991. It offers a compelling combination of vivid frontline reporting and evocative writing and reveals the extraordinarily demanding life of the woman who is always at the heart of the action. Although an intensely private person, Kate Adie also divulges what it's like to be a woman in a man's world - an inspiration to many working women.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kindness-Strangers-Autobiography-Kate-Adie/dp/075531073X

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2002/sep/29/biography.features

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  • Sandi

    Hi. Have come down with awful cough which would doubtless be very irritating for you all and which I don't want to share around! Have a great discussion.

    April 11, 2013

  • caity

    No, work has got in the way again I'm afraid :(

    April 11, 2013

  • Matthew

    bit of a crazy evening tonight as have a late meeting at work that finishes between 7 and 7.30pm + am on call but do intend to join you as soon as can

    April 11, 2013

  • Maja

    Guys I'm so sorry, it's been such a busy week and I just haven't had a chance to read the book! See you next time...

    April 10, 2013

  • caity

    London's off - but now I may have to come without having finished... But I still have time!

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • caity

    Loving the book but have to go to London now on Thursday, so can't make it

    April 8, 2013

    • Sally

      :(

      April 8, 2013

    • caity

      In my case, I might catch you all at the end depending on train times

      April 8, 2013

  • Claire

    Was looking forward to it but decorating taking priority this week! :)

    April 7, 2013

  • Claire

    Was looking forward to it but decorating taking priority this week! :)

    April 7, 2013

  • Hollie

    Very much agreed, I'm already folding down the pages of great quotes!

    April 6, 2013

  • Sally

    I'm really enjoying re-reading this book, hope you're all enjoying it too...

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Hollie

    I've always admired this lady...

    1 · March 8, 2013

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