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  • Published: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864712681
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 452

Adventures in Correspondentland




The inside story of the dangers, delights and diversions of life as a foreign correspondent.

The inside story of the dangers, delights and diversions of life as a foreign correspondent.

As a foreign correspondent for the BBC, Nick Bryant has reported from the wilds of Afghanistan, Pakistan, London, Washington and, for the past five years, Australia.

Adventures in Correspondentland - his account of these experiences - is part memoir, part travelogue and part polemic. More than anything, however, it is the inside story of the dangers and delights of seeing the world through this unique, sometimes privileged and often strange perspective.

How did Bill Clinton react when, in front of a ballroom of over 2000 people, he had to present the award for 'Journalist of the Year' to the reporter who had discovered the existence of Monica Lewinsky's little blue dress? Why did the media report on the night that Princess Diana was killed in a Paris underpass that she was alive when correspondents knew she was dead? How did Bono help save the Northern Ireland peace process? What were international journalists really saying about Prime Minister Rudd? In Adventures in Correspondentland,

Nick Bryant takes us around the world and back home to Australia, where he has covered events such as the death of Steve Irwin, the national apology to indigenous Australians and the 2011 Queensland floods. In being an Englishman abroad, he gives us a fresh, funny and revealing insight into how the world sees Australia at the start of the twenty-first century.

  • Pub date: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864712681
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 452

About the Author

Nick Bryant

Nick Bryant is one of the BBC’s most trusted and senior foreign correspondents. He has been posted in Washington, South Asia, Australia and, most recently, New York. He is a regular contributor to several Australian magazines and newspapers, including The Australian, The Spectator and The Monthly. Nick studied history at Cambridge and has a doctorate in American politics from Oxford. He now lives in New York City with his wife and children.

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Praise for Adventures in Correspondentland

“Bryant is that genuine rarity: a Brit who actually understands the United States.”

Washington Post

“Nick Bryant is 'a highly trained historian and an exceptionally skilled journalist.”

Boston Globe

“Terrific. A compelling and insightful journey through some of the world's biggest stories of the past 15 years.”

Mark Corcoran, ABC's Foreign Correspondent

“Tom Switzer, Spectator Australia: ‘Nick Bryant is one of the wittiest, quirkiest and most elegant writers I have published. He's also one of the most scrupulously fair-minded reporters in the business and a gift to the Australian media scene.’”

Tom Switzer, Spectator Australia

“Bryant has written a highly entertaining account of some of the worlds biggest events, giving an insiders view of the news and how it unfolds - or sometimes doesn't”

William Heinemann, Bayside Bulletin


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