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Broadcaster James Naughtie takes a spellbinding journey through the history of music
James Naughtie has presented Radio 4`s Today programme since 1994. Previous journalistic roles have included working as Chief Political Correspondent for the Scotsman and presenting Radio 4`s The Week in Westminster. Since 1992 he has presented the Proms on television, and for two years he presented Opera News on Radio 3. He chairs Radio 4`s monthly Bookclub and regularly presents election and by-election specials. He has written three political books: Playing the Palace, Rivals and The Accidental American. He is married with three children.
'Romantic and rapturous, divertingly anecdotal and enthusiastic' -- The Times '[Naughtie's] real passion ! should easily entice anyone who reads about the works he praises to go and listen to them as soon as is practicable' -- Sunday Telegraph 'Immensely readable ! a cracking good yarn' -- Scotsman 'Consistently engaging ! It is enthralling, a very fine book. For Everyman' -- Herald 'A genial, meandering but ultimately purposeful journey through the social history of music ... this book is rich in anecdote, and it is all the better for it' -- Guardian