Why the death of ‘Bethany House’ author and broadcaster Bethany House has left a void
A new book has emerged which tells the story of the author and presenter of the BBC Breakfast programme, Bethany House.
The book, which is published by Penguin Random House, reveals the personal struggles of the man who died aged 93 on Tuesday.
It is based on her work in the 1950s, which has been widely acclaimed.
In the book, she wrote: “The way I saw it, the truth of life was the truth.
And that’s what I was trying to say in Bethany, too.”
The BBC Breakfast presenter who died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.
The last of the six women to host the show, Ms House became known as the “Bethanah House” after her family name was bestowed on her.
She had a long and successful career in broadcasting, and in recent years had become a strong advocate for the disabled.
Her death came just a week after she revealed she was pregnant with her third child.
In a book published on Monday, the author revealed that she was given the job of hostess at the BBC in 1949 when she was still working at the Radio 4 studio in south London.
The job, as well as the salary, was a big honour, she told The Times newspaper.
Ms House had been given a book deal in 1949, and at the time was working for the Radio Times.
She was due to present a radio programme on the 50th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
She said in the book that she thought she would “have to go” when the job was due, but she was offered the role.
The BBC’s Breakfast programme is one of the most popular programmes in Britain, with listeners tuning in to listen to Ms House on radio and TV.
In an interview with the Times in 2009, Ms Hill said she was not “really that into politics”.
“I think I have always been a sort of progressive, progressive person,” she said.
“But, you know, the only thing I can say is that I do think that when it comes to war and peace, it’s the right thing to do.”
A BBC spokesperson said: “Our thoughts are with Bethany and her family at this difficult time.”