Two years after his death, Penny Junor was compelled to set down her father's biography, partly to celebrate his life, and partly to come to terms with her own relationship with him. This is the story of a powerful public figure, a man both loved and loathed.
This is the life of John Junor, Fleet Street legend, explored in detail by his daughter, the journalist and broadcaster Penny Junor. John Junor was a brilliant newspaperman. As editor of the Sunday Express for 32 years he wielded more power than many of the politicians he wrote about, mixing with prime ministers, princes, captains of industry and film stars. He was witty, charismatic and flirtatious; he was also a difficult, bad-tempered bully with a vicious tongue. Like him or loathe him, no one could ignore him, and his public life flourished. Yet his family life was far from idyllic. His domineering and destructive side led him to damage those he cared for the most, in particular, his wife. Although he never stopped loving her, they lived apart for the last 18 years of his life as she tried to rebuild the confidence that he had shattered. Two years after his death, Penny Junor was compelled to set down her father's biography, partly to celebrate the life of a powerful and influential public figure, and partly to come to terms with her own emotionally charged relationship with him.
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* Hardback named on Sunday Express (Graham Ball)'s list of Best non-fiction of 2002. 29-12-2002 * All daughters should read this book (Lynda Lee Potter).-- Daily Mail
About Penny Junor
Penny Junor is a frequent commentator on the Royal Family on TV and in the press. She is the author of a number of bestselling royal and political biographies.
Home Truths: Life Around My Father by Penny Junor
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