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The Sunday Times A life in the day.
Sunday Times of London (Firm)
Publication Information:
London : Collins, 2003.
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143 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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CT205 .L54 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A selection of the 100 most remarkable lives as featured in the Sunday Times Magazine's - a life in the day. The first life in the day article appeared in the Sunday Times Magazine in 1977 and since then this successful feature has covered over 1200 lives of the famous and not-so famous. This collection brings together 100 of the most interesting and unusual interviewees, from Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Colonel Gadaffi and Muhammad Ali to Kate Winslet, Michael Owen and Christopher Reeve. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the contributors, each interview includes a short update on where they are now. This is good reading for people interested in what world leaders have for breakfast and what film stars really do all day long.

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Library Journal Review

In 1977, the London Sunday Times Magazine inaugurated a column called "A Life in the Day" that focuses on mundane aspects in the daily life of both celebrities and ordinary people. Hunter Davies, who edited the magazine from 1975 to 1977 and conceived this feature, introduces this sampling of columns, which date from the feature's beginning into the 2000s. Although many of the subjects are British, the scope is international; the subjects include Nelson Mandela, Colonel Gadaffi, and Monara Khatum, a Calcutta beggar. There are even a few nonhuman subjects, like the Clinton family cat, Socks. Each piece is preceded by a brief biographical introduction and ends with a sometimes poignant update. We learn, for instance, that Roko Camaj, a window cleaner at the World Trade Center who was profiled in 1998, was on the roof of the south tower on 9/11 and that his body was never found. With pictures on every page, this work has the look and feel of a coffee-table book, and it's fun to browse through. Public libraries where biographies circulate well may want to purchase.-Judy Solberg, George Washington Univ. Libs., Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Hunter Davies
Introductionp. 6
1970sp. 8
1980sp. 24
1990sp. 66
2000sp. 114
Index and acknowledgmentsp. 142