Richard By Kathryn

Richard By Kathryn : The Life of Richard Whiteley

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 131 x 194 x 17mm | 207g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1x8 b/w + 1x8 colour illustration section
  • 0753512408
  • 9780753512401
  • 1,734,954

Review quote

"With great courage Kathryn recalls the happy times they shared, their great love and the tragedy that finally tore them apart" * Sunday Express * "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 *show more

About Kathryn 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.show more

Review Text

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

Back cover copy

Richard Whitely was one of Britain's most cherished TV personalities. As presenter of Countdown, Channel 4's longest-running show, Richard became the familiar face of teatime telly. On his death on 26 June 2005, the show's producers received over a quarter of a million messages of condolence. But behind the wordplay, wit and playful façade hid a tenacious political journalist - he had interviewed every prime minister from Harold Macmillan to Tony Blair - whose private life was an often complex and difficult affair. Kathryn Apanowicz went on her first date with Richard Whitely when she was seventeen, and they had an on-off relationship over the ensuing years, finally living together for eight years before Richard's death. Richard by Kathryn is a warm and intimate biography which reveals the charismatic personality behind the TV presenter - the successes, the personal tragedies and the laughter. For the first time, Kathryn Apanowicz shows us the man everyone thought they knew but only a handful ever did.show more

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