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Issue #71

Book early for Christmas And now, a toast to the ladies… Roy Greenslade reviews Ladies Of The Street by Liz Hodgkinson It’s called hack-lit, says Garth Gibbs in The Independent, and it’s the latest successful publishing phenomenon Paul Dacre was right about the Sunday Express, says Michael Watts But he didn’t put up a good […]

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Issue #70

Down Memory Lane (contd.) Two new reviews of Murray Sayle’s great novel about the ‘red-top’ or ‘tabloid’ days – long before the titlepiece was done in red, and even before the papers were necessarily tabloid in size. Roy Greenslade (Media Guardian) says every journalist should read A Crooked Sixpence. And Peter Stothard, former editor of […]

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Issue #69

Notes: are you serious? A visit to the newseum – Jeffrey and Myrna Blyth Let’s hear it for celebs – Vanessa Richmond AGM of Newcastle plc – Geordie Hinney The story behind the scoop– a review, Alasdair Buchan Outed: the aristo who buggered a book – Richard Kay, Daily Mail The freelance who lived off […]