Killing My Own Snakes: A Memoir

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Killing My Own Snakes: A Memoir

Killing My Own Snakes: A Memoir

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Should I bluff my way into the camp and try to interview the rebel leader, even though he is a mass murderer? Occasionally, she bigs herself up a bit, sneaking into places where lesser mortals fail, usually by putting on a dotty-old-lady act, in a way that's not always convincing, but this is a rattling good read and will while away several happy hours. Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine, small nick on the edges of the cover) with Dj(a couple of scratches and small nicks on the edges of the Dj cover),both in fine condition.

Although extensive name-dropping chapters about important people she has interviewed or reported on make up the core of the book, it is those near the beginning and end that in many ways are the most interesting. She shrugs off a rape attempt in the Middle East, saying it didn't amount to anything much because she escaped 'with only a few knife cuts on my back'. They were guilty, of course, but there were also plenty of Serbian victims of Bosnian and Croatian atrocities, and she dared to tell their stories. Marcus Rashford 'went on a 12-hour tequila bender in Belfast' as he was spotted in nightclub last week. She later specialised in show business: notable encounters followed involving stars like Steve McQueen, Georges Balanchine, David Niven, Tom Jones, John Cassavetes, James Mason, Marc Bolan and Salvador Dali.

She was born in Rawalpindi – then in India – in 1941 to an oilman father, and spent her early childhood skipping through Basra and the Raj.

These same teachers often feel that “consequences” must be “deserved”, that their restrictions on those who have made bad choices, are somehow more reasonable. Despite knowing nothing about sport she developed a strong rapport with Pele and Mohammed Ali (especially after she hit him on the jaw to gain his attention). After graduating she began her career at the Manchester office of the Daily Express , where the news editor took an instant dislike to her—she was a southerner, educated and—worst of all—female.Though the author succumbs to smugness at times and aspires to look unflappable and unshockable, I think those particular asides are how she would have LIKED to have felt and behaved at the time of trauma and danger. A poor condition book can still make a good reading copy but is generally not collectible unless the item is very scarce. There is a great deal of name dropping, particularly in the early chapters - inevitable I suppose, given Ann was Show Business editor, but it becomes tedious and uninteresting. And they don’t dare complain, because I can always hand it over to the administrators, whose penalties are far more stringent.

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