Give Me Ten Seconds – John Sergeant

Hot on the heels of John Simpson’s A Mad World, My Masters, I’ve turned to a autobiography of another british TV/Radio journalist. Whilst a familiar name, John Sergeant didn’t register as having quite the same high profile, which having read as far as I’ve got I’d say reflects the facts that (1) John Sergeant is a political reporter, whilst John Simpson is a foreign correspondent; and (2) the differences in their egos! It reads as a very personal autobiography, with a balance between personal and professional life that I suspect reflect the balanced individual himself.

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