Meetings with Remarkable People | BUY
Gyles Brandreth has met an extraordinary array of remarkable people.
This record of the most notable of those encounters - based on
Brandreth's acclaimed interviews for the Sunday Telegraph -
includes princes, politicians, prime ministers from Edward Heath
Blair, and giants of the arts world - Yehudi Menuhin, John Gielgud,
Noël Coward - and others, from Dame Edna Everage to Archbishop
Desmond Tutu, who have left a special mark on life at the turn
of the twenty-first century.
Original, anecdotal, gossipy, revealing, often touching,
frequently hilarious, always beautifully observed, Brief Encounters is a portrait gallery of some of the most striking figures of our
'Searingly honest, wildly indiscreet, and incredibly funny' - Lynda Lee-Potter,
'A fine and sympathetic writer - a good witness'
- Michael Harrington, Times Literary Supplement
'Not merely, like all the best after-dinner speakers,
does he know how to spin a yarn; unlike most politicians, he
has a touching access to the secrets of the human heart' - Anthony
Holden, The Times