TRUTH, LIES AND PROPAGANDA
Do you want to be writer? Work in television or on the radio? Meet lots of famous people? It will be glamorous, exciting and scintillating right? Wrong. If you’re young, think again. If you chose a different career, consider yourself lucky you were spared.
Truth, Lies and Propaganda is the first of two books about how Lucinda ‘fell’ into a career in writing for radio and television.
#1 in genre in the US on Saturday (and not for the first time) with 4.9 from 30 reviews.
There was the case of the condemned rat: the embarrassing interview with a world famous sportsman she’d never heard of: the days spent crawling over rubbish dumps: getting lost in a helicopter over the mountains: the presenters who never learned their lines and swore on camera: the cookery programmes when the food went rancid under the hot lights: the clients from hell.
These are just a few of the hilarious stories in Truth, Lies and Propaganda book one. It’s a memoir that reads like fiction.
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An amazing lady has written another very astonishing book. Truth, Lies, Propaganda details Lucinda E. Clarke’s thirty years of working in the media in Africa. I used to think that working in radio would be a glamorous job, but working while surrounded by bayonet welding soldiers tends to take the glamour out of the job. The stories Clarke tells are fascinating and intriguing. I loved the story about the rats, and trust me; I don’t like rats. Her sense of humor is over the top as she finds a way to keep a smile on your face. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out. Lucinda E. Clarke has once again written an amazing piece of literature which you will love.
It is remarkable that she has managed to deliver such a comprehensive exopsé without resorting to vindictive outrage or to personal criticism of individuals in positions of influence or power. This adds to the believability of her account and makes what is already a fascinating read a very powerful account.
I very rarely read non-fiction or memoirs but I find this author’s books, about her life in Africa fascinating. Her time working within media is told in an informative, but humorous way. Some of the situations are hilarious while at the same time the book gives an interesting insight to media practices and life within South Africa. Throughout the book, the writer’s energy and zest for life bounces off the page, and it is easy to imagine how she met all the challenges sent her way.
You know sometimes people ask you, “If you could invite a guest to dinner who would it be?” Up until recently I couldn’t tell you but now I unequivocally know, Lucinda E Clark. What I wouldn’t do to have a meal with this woman and spend hours listening to her stories about her life.
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Link to a radio interview about her first book
Lucinda’s life has not been boring. She was born and raised in Dublin, dragged into her teens in the Cotswolds and finished off in Liverpool. She has lived in 8 different countries, in a croft in Scotland, a mansion in Libya, a farm in Botswana, a boat in South Africa and other dwellings in between.
She dutifully trained to be a teacher, despite bleating she wanted to be a writer. She worked as a radio announcer in Benghazi and then, years later, after being from her teaching job, she crashed out in an audition with the words “Go home and write.”
She did, for radio, then television and later for government and industry. Before leaving South Africa to retire in Spain, she ran her own video production company, winning 21 awards along the way.
Her career in the media had its highs and lows but there was never a dull moment and lots of laughs along the way.
Since retiring Lucinda has published 5 books, thrilled to write as and when she wants. She is also learning more about the technical side of the internet than she ever wanted to know.
Her other books include: Walking over Eggshells, Amie an African Adventure, Amie and the Child of Africa and More Truth Lies and Propaganda.
Her next book is a political satire.