Over the next few weeks, allmediascotland.com is to publish, each weekday, edited extracts from the memoirs of Scottish war correspondent, Paul Harris. ‘More thrills than skills: A half-life in journalism’, is being scheduled for publication next year.
PUBLICATION of the book in America brought me the opportunity for my first-ever US promotion tour as an author.
I’d always fancied it as a junket since reading Gordon Williams’ brilliant book, Walk, Don’t Walk.
Scots author, Williams, is probably best known as the writer of Straw Dogs, in turn best known as a violent 1971 movie with some rough sex involving the delectable Susan George, who is, cinematically, married to a young, effete Dustin Hoffman.
Walk Don’t Walk is, in my view, a much better book, which deals hilariously with the traumas and disappointments of an author on what he regards as a glamour trail which turns into a catalogue of everyday bitter disappointment.