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.