Headlines and Hedgerows


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A heart-warming and entertaining memoir from the national treasure who has been telling the story of Britain since 1970.

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John Craven was born in Leeds and started his journalistic career as a junior reporter on the Harrogate Advertiser. In 1972 he launched the world's first television news bulletin for children, John Craven's Newsround. In 1989, after 3,000 episodes, John left to present the steadfast television institution that is Countryfile and has brought the glorious British countryside to our television screens ever since.


Magical memoirs. A BBC legend. A broadcasting icon. The best bits from cub reporter to Countryfile . . . his early career sounds like a riot * Daily Mail *
From his Yorkshire childhood to his television career from Newsround to Countryfile, the presenter tells his story * Radio Times *
In this heart-warming and entertaining memoir Craven, now regarded as somewhat of a national treasure, recounts the high and low points of his career and the people, family and animals that have shaped his life * Surrey Life *
Five hundred and eighty two minutes worth of pure heaven await in this down-to-earth first memoir of journalist, broadcaster and national treasure John Craven * Sunday Post (on the audiobook) *
The much-loved Newsround and Countryfile presenter in his own words for the first time * Eastern Daily Press *
Amusing and insightful. Thoroughly enjoyable * Sorted Magazine *

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