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Home Truths By Mark Mccallum

Home Truths by Mark Mccallum

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Real Stories from British Life as Heard on BBC Radio 4

Home Truths Summary

Home Truths by Mark Mccallum

BBC Radio 4's Home Truths", which was hosted by John Peel from 1998 until his death in 2004, had a hugely dedicated following. The programme became synonymous with Peel and with his family, as well as his unique and eccentric views on British life, which were reflected in the people he chose to contribute to the programme. From an autistic child who's a brilliant magician, to the Page 3 girl who became a mayor; and from a man betrayed by his best friend to a fire-eater in a giant, pink rabbit's suit, Home Truths" was at its strongest when it juxtaposed the inspiring with the humorous, the moving with the idiosyncratic. Never sentimental, it was often incredibly moving and, in the voice of John Peel in particular, managed to be enquiring without being voyeuristic, concerned but never ingratiating. This collection of the best stories from the programme reflects the particular character of the show and its contributors, ranging between comedy and tragedy, eccentricity and inspiration. A perfect bedside companion, and a book for dipping into, Home Truths: The Peel Years and Beyond" wonderfully evokes the true flavour and voices of British life.

Home Truths Reviews

"* 'The tone of Home Truths is just right... quirky and witty, touching and relaxed' - Radio 4 messageboard * 'Home Truths seems to cover all aspects of life - from the mundane to the bizarre, sad to gut-bustingly funny' - Radio 4 messageboard * 'The content remains unfailingly interesting - how could it be otherwise with a bottomless pool of stories' - Radio 4 messageboard * 'A slice of British eccentricity in an increasingly annoying real world' - Radio 4 messageboard"

About Mark Mccallum

Edited by Mark McCallum

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GOR011264990
Home Truths by Mark Mccallum
Used - Like New
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2006-11-02
272
0719569532
9780719569531
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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