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Streets and Secret Places: Reflections of a News Reporter


Denis Tuohy

With a Foreword by Sir Trevor McDonald

[Denis Tuohy] possesses a suitably quiet spirituality with a broad vision… readers will surely find moments of enlightenment here.’  Search Journal

This compelling and inspiring collection of encounters of immense human interest has enlivened and nourished my spirit. It is an essential read for anyone interested in themselves, in the world around them, and in their fellow human beings.’Africa magazine

‘Every reflection in Streets & Secret Places strikes home. “Being grateful for the moment while it’s here, that’s what matters,” he reminds us.’  The Tablet

‘…[a] rewarding little collection by a true professional, full of acute observations and interesting asides…’ The Critic

‘A very wise book.’ Audrey Carville, Sunday Sequence

Denis Tuohy worked as a broadcaster in news and current affairs for half a century, covering major stories around the world for BBC’s Panorama and Tonight, ITV’s This Week and ITN.

This book is a collection of his Thought for the Day pieces for BBC Radio Ulster, with linking commentary about his professional and personal life and his meetings with public names and famous faces through the years.

‘…a book for our time and about us.’   Trevor McDonald, journalist and newsreader

‘…a delightful collection of evocative reminiscences and wise insights’.
Mary Kenny,  journalist and broadcaster

…a  hack of the old school…and in my book, there’s no better praise. He writes like a dream.’
John Humphrys, broadcaster


210 x 140mm