Truth, Lies and Propaganda

Genre: Non Fiction
$2.99

For Fans Of

Books about the real world, in particular the media, radio and television laced with a large dose of humour. Interest in travel especially living and working in Africa.

Book Summary

If you ever wanted to write for a living, maybe you should read this book first. Lucinda 'fell' into her dream career at the age of 36, first writing for radio, the print media and then for television. She encountered trials and tribulations and amazing success - she learned as she went along. If you think you can believe anything you see or hear, or read, think again. This book takes you behind the scenes and shows what really goes on behind the camera and the microphone. In an occupation often thought of as glamorous, Lucinda tells how she spent more time in rural toilets than she ever did in the banqueting halls.

Testimonials

Easy to read and difficult to put down, I highly recommend this book to lovers of travel and personal memoirs.

You know sometimes people ask you, “If you could invite a guest to dinner who would it be?” Up until recently I couldn’t tell you but now I unequivocally know Lucinda E Clark. What I wouldn’t do to have a meal with this woman and spend hours listening to her stories about her life.

It comes down to this: "Truth, Lies & Propaganda: In Africa" is a well written look at what it takes to be a writer and it is a book that I highly recommend.

The behind-the-scenes stories of what actually happens compared to what is shown to viewers is quite eye-opening and I certainly learned some interesting facts that I never knew before. Told with honesty and humor, this is a story of how the author pursued her dream of becoming a writer, and of all the hard work and perseverance that was involved. It is also a story of success, though she never claims it, I feel that she is a wonderful example of following your heart, no matter what it takes.

About the Author

Born in Dublin, dragged up in the Cotswolds and finished off in dockland Liverpool. Wanted to follow grandfather and work in Fleet Street, persuaded to train as a teacher - went crofting in Scotland, moved to Kenya, on to Libya with riots, a public hanging and a bayonet on her shoulder during a live radio broadcast. Speeding past more countries and careers she eventually 'fell' into writing for a living, first in radio, later in television in South Africa. Part time lecturer in scriptwriting at Durban University of Technology, worked for National Geographic, the UN and WHO, plus a Hollywood film.

Before retiring, she ran her own successful video production company with corporate, government and media clients. Now she is only pretending to be retired, while busy writing for a new client, herself. To date she has published seven books, three memoirs, three adventure thrillers and a comedy.

Winner of 21 awards for her television and video programmes and several awards for her books.

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