Brilliant, brave, controversial, combative, intellectual - just how do you become Janet Street-Porter? Born in working-class Fulham to parents who for years she refused to believe were really hers, Janet loathed her mother, tried to murder her sister, and had a friend who was given a life sentence for a contract killing. In a household subsumed with repressive 'Welshness' (even the budgerigar spoke Welsh), she found solace in unsuitable friendships and outrageous behaviour. In this mesmerising account of growing up in post-war London there is poignancy, mystery - and a trademark black humour. "Baggage" will touch readers at many levels; it is as edgy and fearless as Janet Street-Porter herself.
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Janet Street-Porter moved from the Daily Mail to the London Evening Standard, and from broadcasting on LBC Radio in the 1970s to presenting, devising and producing shows for London Weekend Television. From 1988 to 1994 she was BBC Head of Youth and Entertainment Features, winning a BAFTA for originality in 1988. She spent a brief period as managing director of cable channel L!ve TV, was made editor of the Independent on Sunday in 1999 and is now an Editor at Large for the Independent.Review :
'An entertaining and often moving memoir, Baggage is written with all the fervour of a belligerent' -- Telegraph 20050115 'You read every page entertained, mesmerised and amazed' -- Independent on Sunday 20050102 'Her admirers will find the honesty with which she writes satisfying' -- Sunday Times 20050116 'Witty and extrovert, ruthlessly ambitious and unforgiving, Street-Porter would, on the evidence of this book, make a horrible enemy but a great friend' -- Independent on Sunday 20041219
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