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Parky's People : Intimate insights into 100 Legendary Encounters

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A unique memoir by Sir Michael Parkinson, reflecting on 100 of the most legendary encounters by the man who has met everyone who is someone.

Sir Michael Parkinson occupies a unique place in the public consciousness. For many he is the chronicler of a generation. Through his onscreen work and his intelligent, thought provking journalism, he has introduced millions of people to the major names of sport of showbiz over the past five decades. In Parky's People, Parkinson gives us an intimate insight into the lives of great celebrities from all around the world. Now an international celebrity himself, the man from a humble but colourful Yorkshire mining family who can tease out the secrets of even the most reticent star guest. Those featured include Muhammad Ali, David Attenborough, Judi Dench, David Beckham, and many, many more. Parkinson's distinguished career has involved working on highly acclaimed current affairs and film programmes. His wide interests and expertise include jazz, film, football and cricket. Witty and humourous, Parky's People makes the perfect gift.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 34mm | 386g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 4 x 8pp plate sections
  • 1444700413
  • 9781444700411
  • 235,863

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As with his TV interviews Parkinson tells the story of his life in a seemingly effortless, agreeable manner. - The Age

This is a beautifully written book about a boy from a humble Yorkshire background who, through sheer natural talent, became the man who has met everyone. - The Sydney Morning Herald

Witty, humorous and blessed with exceptional intellectual clarity, Michael Parkinson s memoir is a joy to read.' - Australian Women's Weekly

Full of funny anecdotes and behind the scenes tales told warmly, without malice. - The Daily Telegraph
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About Michael Parkinson

Born in Yorkshire, Michael Parkinson left school at sixteen with the ambition to play cricket for Yorkshire and England and to write about cricket for the Manchester Guardian. Although, he didn't manage to fulfil the first half of his ambition, he has since become one of the most successful journalists of his generation. He wrote a sports column for The Sunday Times for fifteen years and has also written for the Telegraph. He is also a legendary TV and radio presenter - his long-running chat show Parkinson was hugely popular for many years.
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