The Herald Years

The Herald Years

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Jack Webster is one of the most popular journalists writing in Scotland today. Voted Newspaper Columnist of the Year in 1996, his weekly columns in The Herald have won him a huge and loyal audience throughout Scotland. The Herald Years reflects the extraordinarily wide range of Jack's interests, experiences and reflections on life - from nostalgic reminiscences of childhood in the North-east of Scotland to meetings with the famous and infamous; from mysteries like the curious fate of Rudolf Hess to tales of the Queen Mary and other great ships of the century. But often it has been the chance encounter or phone call that has provided Jack with the inspiration for some of his best work - fascinating and moving insights into the lives of ordinary people. This new selection of Jack Webster's writing will delight his many admirers, as it captures all the warmth and humour that has characterised his journalism throughout a long and distinguished career.

Former Gordon's pupil Jack Webster worked his way up in newspaper publishing to become one of Scotland's most highly rated columnists, ending his career at The Herald. In 1996, he was voted Newspaper Columnist of the Year.