Right from the Start: The Memoirs of Sir Wyn Roberts

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University of Wales Press, 2006 - 360페이지
"Right from the Start is the autobiography of Lord Roberts of Conwy, from his birth in 1930 up to the year 2000, told against the backdrop of his time and its leading personalities. Lord Roberts was the second son of a Nonconformist minister, and he rose from humble beginnings to become a life peer. His life was transformed by winning a scholarship to Harrow from where he entered national service, receiving a posting to Vienna as a member of the Intelligence Corps during the Cold War." "Following a history scholarship at Oxford, Lord Roberts trained as a newspaper reporter and then entered the world of 1950s and 1960s television, bringing him into contact with leading personalities from the literary world, show business and politics. He was in at the start of independent television in Wales and familiar with the 'greats' of the entertainment world from Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones to Richard Burton and Stanley Baker. He entered politics in 1970 as a Conservative MP, starting a career in the House of Commons which lasted twenty-seven years and rose through the ranks from his appointment as a parliamentary private secretary under the Heath administration. After 1974, with Heath still leader of the Conservative Party, he became a shadow front-bench spokesman and remained on the Conservative front bench until his retirement in 1994."--BOOK JACKET.

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Lord Roberts of Conway was a founder of commercial television in south Wales and the west country. He was a conservative member of parliament for 27 years and minister in the Welsh Office from 1979-1994. He was recommended for knighthood by Margaret Thatcher, was made a Privy Counsellor by John Major, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1997.

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