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Echoes: Twenty-Five Years of the Telegraph Magazine by Compiled by Joanna Anstey (£9.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1989
Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1852271264]
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Faint wrinkle to the covering of the upper board which just shows through the upper panel of the dust wrapper.
Description: From the cover: “On Friday, 25 September 1964, The Daily Telegraph published the first issue of its weekly colour magazine. Now, 25 years and some 1300 issues later, here is a small selection by some of the best-known names in contemporary writing drawn from the wealth of articles that gave the Telegraph magazine its reputation as the most literate, stylish and adventurous of all the colour supplements.
These memorable and timeless pieces cover a range of subjects: historical topics such as Laurie Lee at his most poignant and poetical reporting on Churchill’s lying-in-state in 1965, Arthur Koestler reliving his bizarre experiences in France during the Second World War; light-hearted pieces from writers sent off on unlikely projects: Margaret Drabble loves her week at Butlin’s; Clement Freud loathes learning to ski (he breaks his ankle); John Betjeman writes a ghost story ;Anthony Burgess glances affectionately at British girls; There are revealing short ‘Opinion’ pieces: Harry Secombe — ‘Ever Seen a Fat Terrorist?’, Richard Gordon on Suburbia.
The collection includes short and quirky pieces by Dirk Bogarde, Bob Hope and Quentin Crisp. Russell Harty tracks down Annigoni for an unusual interview in 1978, John le Carre finds Alec Guinness is Smiley. Edna O’Brien’s Dublin and Rebecca West’s Venice are lyrical evocations, and Tom Wolfe fantasizes wittily and chillingly on how Britain could be in the year 2020.
Over forty articles are collected here, a distillation of some of the best writing of the past 25 years which will be dipped into and enjoyed for many years to come.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 194 pages.
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22