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It Takes Two Cathy Newman

It Takes Two By Cathy Newman

It Takes Two by Cathy Newman


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'Sometimes, 1+1 = changing the world. Cathy Newman's witty, warm history on the power of determined couples will make you look at your relationship and wonder, "Could we be doing more this weekend than just going to IKEA?"' CAITLIN MORAN

It Takes Two Summary

It Takes Two: A History of the Couples Who Dared to be Different by Cathy Newman

'Sometimes, 1+1 = changing the world. Cathy Newman's witty, warm history on the power of determined couples will make you look at your relationship and wonder, "Could we be doing more this weekend than just going to IKEA?"' CAITLIN MORAN

Throughout history, collaboration has fuelled greatness. From rivals pressuring each other forwards to friends combining their talents, it's clear: often two heads are better than one.

In It Takes Two, Cathy Newman rewrites the history books to expose this strange power of two - the reason Holmes and Watson need to come as a pair, and Apple could not have been started by Steve Jobs alone. Bringing together an extraordinary range of stories from around the world, Newman shows how double acts have relied on each other, how minds have married to usher in miraculous discoveries, and how those we think of as lone geniuses often did not work solo.

How did William and Ellen Craft work together to pull off a perilous cross-country escape from slavery? How did the queer artists Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun become icons of the surrealist movement, then heroines of the resistance during WW2? How do today's most powerful couples - from Beyonce and Jay-Z to Bill and Melinda Gates - negotiate coupledom and individual achievement in the spotlight?

Vibrant, feminist and unexpected, this brilliant history shows the value of friction, obsession, difference and trust when it comes to progress - and retrieves the work of many who have been forgotten, asking why certain collaborators are so often left out of the narrative.

It Takes Two Reviews

PRAISE FOR IT TAKES TWO

'Sometimes, 1+1 = changing the world. Cathy Newman's witty, warm history on the power of determined couples will make you look at your relationship and wonder, "Could we be doing more this weekend than just going to IKEA?"'
CAITLIN MORAN

'A fascinating and illuminating insight into the relationships of extraordinary people. Cathy Newman shows us how and why (to use a familiar phrase) it takes two to tango'
BRUNO TONIOLI

'Witty and insightful, challenging and unexpected - this book is a joy'
RUTH DAVIDSON

'A fascinating look at the enduring popularity of the double act, it's difficulties and intricacies, and just how interwoven duos are with every facet of popular culture and history. Cathy Newman takes us deeper into the relationships we're familiar with, and lays bare the importance of these relationships in shaping our world'
SARA CANNING

'This book is chock-full of odd couples who turn out to make perfect sense - just like me and Susanna ... We're a team - and that's the secret of a successful pairing.
It Takes Two on telly - and the world stage'
PIERS MORGAN

PRAISE FOR CATHY NEWMAN'S BLOODY BRILLIANT WOMEN

'Modern, punchy and fresh. A pacy compendium of fascinating nuggets' Katie Glass, Sunday Times

'For far too long, women's achievements have been airbrushed out of history. In this groundbreaking book, the first of its kind, Cathy Newman has done a bloody brilliant job of painting them back in bright, vivid colours ... I just wish this book had been written when I was growing up.' Nicola Sturgeon

'Powerful, poignant and often provoking - this book shines a light on the contribution of women of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and backgrounds who have helped to make our city and country so great ... Eloquently written and hugely enjoyable to read.' Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

About Cathy Newman

Cathy Newman is one of Channel 4 News' main studio presenters. She joined Channel 4 News as political correspondent in January 2006 after eight years writing for the Financial Times. Cathy is an award-winning investigative journalist whose scoops have allegations of sexual harassment in Westminster, an investigation into a British paedophile who abused vulnerable boys in Kenya; and allegations of violent abuse by the British barrister John Smyth. She was the only broadcast journalist to travel with Angelina Jolie and the then foreign secretary William Hague to the Congo as part of their campaign against sexual violence.
Cathy' first book Bloody Brilliant Women was published in 2018.

Additional information

GOR010852590
9780008363338
0008363331
It Takes Two: A History of the Couples Who Dared to be Different by Cathy Newman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2020-10-15
336
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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