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Killing My Own Snakes free pdf She has been shot at by Bosnian snipers, been pursued by Robert Mugabe's notorious secret police, filed from the North Korean border, propositioned by both Salvador Dali and David Niven and been driven maniacally through London by Steve McQueen. But Ann Leslie's life is every bit as remarkable as her career. A daughter of the Raj, she was born in India and the strongest influence on her early life was an illiterate Pashtun bearer, who saved her life during Partition. Her mother, a great beauty, was indifferent to her eldest daughter and she was sent to the first of a series of boarding-schools aged just four, eventually winning a scholarship to Oxford.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. Despite his best efforts she was soon given her own column. Then, after a stint covering show business she was appointed Foreign Correspondent of the "Daily Mail", an association that endures today, almost forty years later, and one which finally allowed her real talent to shine through. "Killing My Own Snakes" is a witty, incident-filled account of an extraordinary life, a fascinating self-portrait of one the most influential journalists of our time.

About Ann Leslie

Ann Leslie has been the doyenne of women reporters for more than thirty years. In 2007 she was made a Dame of the British Empire for her pioneering journalism and for forging the way for women in the press world. She lives in London.

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Author : Ann Leslie
Publisher : Pan Books
Data Published : 19 June 2009
ISBN : 0330449877
EAN : 9780330449878
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 424 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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