Short Books Club :: Notes on Them and Us

Five minutes with Justin Webb

You can only begin to imagine what the life of Justin Webb must be like with all those early mornings starts to present the Today Programme on Radio Four – pretty busy, I suspect. So we managed to grab five minutes with the ex-US correspondent for the BBC to hear what he had to say on his latest book and the highs and lows of life at the sharp-end of radio.

You can read his post here – where the good people of Amazon have hosted it.

Justin Webb reads from Notes on Them and Us

Very happily, Justin Webb found a moment to pop into Short Books yesterday and record an extract from his new book, Notes on Them and Us.

It will be featured on The Sunday Times Magazine website this weekend alongside an interview in the actual magazine but if you would like a sneaky preview you can listen to it here.

Notes on Them and Us is published on September 1, 2011

Justin Webb on the ‘Essential Relationship’

Fresh in from the printer and looking really striking is Justin Webb’s latest offering on the transatlantic relationship. A presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme, Justin was previously the BBC’s North America correspondent – so he know his stuff! In Notes on Them and Us, Justin re-examines the history of our great alliance with America and gives a wry account of the way it actually exists today beyond the emotive adjectives of newspaper headlines. It is amusing, myth-breaking and unflinchingly honest, this is a book for anyone with an eye on global politics.

Justin has kindly agreed to do a Q&A for the Short Books Club and I will be posting it at some point next week. So keep your eyes peeled as it’s bound to be fascinating. Oh, and don’t miss Justin talking to Ryan Tubridy on BBC Radio 2 between 12 and 1pm.