A Final Grain of Truth

A Final Grain of Truth


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This is the final instalment of revered journalist Jack Webster's highly acclaimed autobiography, which looks back at an eventful life and career, detailing experiences that shaped his life as well as with the many people he has encountered along the way - from some of the greatest celebrities of our time to ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell.

Jack Webster is one of Scotland's most respected and commended journalists. He was born in 1931 in the village of Maud, Aberdeenshire. As a child he suffered from a serious heart condition and there was no certainty that he would ever be able to work. But his determination to fulfil a boyhood dream of becoming a journalist overcame his problem and at the age of sixteen he started work at the Turriff Advertiser. He later moved on to the Evening Express and the Press and Journal in Aberdeen, before joining the Scottish Daily Express in Glasgow. After a highly successful period as a features writer with the Express, he became a popular columnist with the Herald. He has now retired, but has also recently written a number of plays, including the critically acclaimed The Life of Grassic Gibbon.

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Published: 23rd September 2014
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 352 pages
ISBN: 9781845027889


Published: 24th October 2013
Format: Hardback 234x153mm
Extent: 352 pages
ISBN: 9781845027100


Jack Webster is a world-travelled journalist, broadcaster and author of sixteen books and six television films. He was born and brought up in the Buchan village of Maud, where his father was the local auctioneer, and attended Robert Gordon's College from 1943 to 1946. His travels brought him interviews with household names from Charlie Chaplin, Bing Crosby, Sophia Loren and Ginger Rogers to Paul Getty, Muhammad Ali and those legendary composers of Broadway musicals, Irving Berlin and Richard Rogers. In 1996, Jack Webster was voted Bank of Scotland Columnist of the Year and UK Speaker of the Year. In 2000, he was given an honorary degree by the University of Aberdeen. A widower, he has three sons who are all journalists.


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