It’s All News to Me

vineHave thoroughly enjoyed Jeremy Vine’s memoir, It’s All News To Me. There’s much to recommend it, but his chapters on life as an Africa correspondent, in particular, made me smile, wince and very nearly cry.

Here are a few tasters, single sentences that will bring it all back for any old Africa hand:

  • It was knocked off the news by a row about the Millennium Dome.
  • “Oh, don’t worry, those two are always declaring war on each other.”
  • I had always wanted to jump into a taxi and say, “Take me to the front line.”

And the story of Zola the dog is all too believable, sadly…


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