53 - Tina Brown
Rachel Johnson's Difficult Women
Monday, 6 June
If anyone ever asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would answer Tina Brown, the magazine editor’s magazine editor, she has helmed with pizzazz chutzpah and consummate professionalism many magazines and authored several huge bestsellers over the course of her singularly successful career- born in Britain she was editor of Tatler aged just 25 and was talentspotted to take Manhattan, where inter alia she led Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. Author of the Palace Papers, inside the house of Windsor, the truth and the turmoil, a top bestseller both sides of the Atlantic, her new book is a state banquet set before greedy readers like me, I can’t think of a better and more honoured guest as we celebrate the Queens jubilee, and she joins me from New York where she lives now.