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  • Published: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753512401
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $27.99

Richard By Kathryn

The Life of Richard Whiteley


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Richard Whiteley, hugely loved host of Countdown, by the woman who knew him best

When Richard Whiteley died in 2005, he was mourned by a nation. He had been the face of teatime television for many years. But the wordplay and wit shown on Countdown hid a tenacious political journalist who had interviewed every Prime Minister from Macmillan to Blair.

Kathryn Apanowicz went on her first date with Richard when she was seventeen. They had an on-off relationship over the years, finally living together for the last eight years before his death.

In this intimate retelling of his life and their years together, we get to see the man behind the laughter for the first time.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753512401
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Kathyrn Apanowicz

Kathryn Apanowicz was Richard Whiteley's partner and lived with him for the last eight years of his life. She is an actress, and appeared in Bugsy Malone, Angels and EastEnders. She has also presented Showtime and Calendar Kids and is a radio presenter. She lives in Yorkshire.


Praise for Richard By Kathryn

“Kathryn's book, Richard by Kathryn- The life of Richard Whiteley, is all the more remarkable because it also includes anecdotes of former girlfriends...”

Daily Mail

“With great courage Kathryn recalls the happy times they shared, their great love and the tragedy that finally tore them apart”

Sunday Express


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