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Barry Norman was one of the nation's most popular and enduring broadcasters. Journalist, writer and presenter, he was best known for having fronted the BBC's flagship Film programme for more than 25 years. While working as a gossip columnist for The Daily Sketch, Barry met a pretty, talented young journalist called Diana Narracott, when they were sent to cover the same news story. Within a year they were married, their union lasting until Diana's untimely death in 2011. In this heartfelt memoir, Barry introduces us to the remarkable woman he knew so well and loved so deeply. He traces their careers and lives together, describing how Diana moved from being an accomplished journalist, to mother-of-two, to best-selling author. Through his writing, we grow to love Diana's irrepressible nature, fierce intelligence, her sense of fun and even her stubbornness. Writing in his entertaining, inimitable style, Barry shows how, like any couple, he and Diana had their disagreements but that the deep-rooted love and respect they had for each other ultimately ensured a long and happy marriage. With heart-breaking honesty, he shares the difficulty he and their family faced while Diana was fighting ill-health, as well as the pain he still feels at the loss of his wife who he describes as 'the best friend a man could ever hope for'.
|Publication date:||24th November 2017|
|Publisher:||Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Television, Films, cinema,|
Barry Norman was Britain's most respected and popular film critic. He became famous as the regular presenter of the BBC Film programme, starting in 1972 with Film 72; by the time he left after Film 98 he had become a household name. He also presented other documentaries and programmes, including Tonight and Omnibus. In the late 1970s and 1980s he wrote and presented four acclaimed series on The Hollywood Greats and one on The British Greats, and the ten-part BBC series, Talking Pictures, each of which was backed up by best-selling books. Barry started his writing career as a journalist on the Kensington ...More About Barry Norman