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Issue 92

 This week Putting the boots in: There not much that’s surer to get fingers to keyboard as a mention of exes (Ranters, last week). Desmond Zwar and Jeff Blyth remember the gumboots story, among many others; Tom Brown demanded a rewrite. Derek Jameson remembers subs getting exes… More prompts from last week. Some had greatcoats […]

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Issue #91

  Gentlemen Ranters is a blog that publishes a charmingly eccentric compendium of fond reminiscences and tall tales from the glory days of the old Fleet Street. – Professor Tim Luckhurst, Centre for Journalism, University of Kent     Is splg necy? Can reporters spell? And is it even necessary for them to do so? […]

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Issue #89

This week: cockle-warming It warms the cockles when the in-tray fills up after a Ranters edition with copy that was prompted by the current week’s content. Roy Stockdill’s account, last week, of his trip to Denmark with that self-promoting peer and all-round tosser Lord Longford mentioned how he said he’d get Mike Hellicar fired for […]