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Journalism as a Career by W. T. Cranfield (£88.00)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1930Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good+. Faded at the spine and margins of the boards. Top edges of text block dusty. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Red cloth with gilt titling to spine, now faded, gilt tiling to upper board. Numerous portraits, personal sketches and illustrations. Plain counsels by leading journalists on the qualifications and training needed. The duties and conditions of work and the monetary and other rewards that may be expected. 24pp Advertisements to rear.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 100 pages. Tags: Thomas Cranfield newspapers journalism journalist reporting reporters news
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Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-confident Living by Jules Feiffer (£43.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded and somewhat edgeworn with several small closed and open tears with a little loss. Price Clipped. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Offset to endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with cartoons by the author. From the cover: “Includes a letter from Feiffer to David Brook dated October 4, 1966 on his personal letter headed paper. In a series of a dozen or so pictures the author shoes the shifts of mood that flicker across the faces of men and women as they try, often vainly, to explain themselves to the world. Jules Feiffer has revolutionised the strip cartoon. Until recently his satirical comments on the war between the sexes and the H-Bomb, mother figures and enfants terribles, psychiatry and the outsider, were known only in Greenwich Village. But to-day fifty newspapers in America carry his strips and his weekly cartoon is a regular feature of The Observer.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. Tags: satirical america nonconformity american comic strip journalism social political feiffer’s cartoons village voice greenwich radical drawing pictures newspapers beatniks cartoonist graphic artist illustrated comedy comedians sardonic affection
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“Call the Manager!”: From The Diaries Of A Hotelier by Jean Burca (£33.00)Publisher: 372 Garajau — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 972971360X]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margins of the lower wrap. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Born in Paris from Franco-Romanian parents Jean Burca, currently honorary President of the EHMA (European Hotel Managers Association) diaries his life in hotels since the second world war. In his early life he spent his time between Paris and Bucharest, where he studied law and was involved in journalism and commercial activities. Going from being a Captain in the Free French Forces to unemployed Frenchman in London he worked his way up through the ranks from commis waiter at the Savoy, London, to manager of a hotel in Colonial Africa; General Manager of the Criterion complex in Piccadilly; General Manager of Reid’s Hotel, Madeira and Managing Director of the Hotels: Georges V, Plaza Athenee and La Tremouille in Paris. Later posts included managing the Metropole in Brussels and hotels for Baron Elie de Rothschild’s PLM chain.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 175 pages. Tags: westgate-on-sea anglo-italian chatfieldjude lollobrigida unprincipled association rothschild piccadilly d’estaing highlands chatfield metropole fulgencio criterion bougenaux mitterand sarabande nyasaland l’armure hotelier biarritz festival managers european hapsburg lisabeth madeira diaries minster houston lupesco batista lakonia athenee blandy carlos circus cannes reid’s porter zarbis murial karr’s defaut death? durban jeremy madame graham plaza monte carlo baron shire savoy atlee hotel prime saint games paris elie alec ehma jude clem pour zino cina plm sam eve
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Daffodil On The Pavement by Laura Del-Rivo (£28.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is unevenly sunned in places. Publishers compliment slip laid in request no review. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Jenny & Tony Williams. Size: 8" x 5". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: first editions firsts printings 1st wealthy ambitious builder north northern england illegitimate london journalism psychological problems-desire love
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Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-confident Living by Jules Feiffer (£28.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some small chips and nicks. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Blanks a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: Illustrated with cartoons by the author. From the cover: “Jules Feiffer has revolutionised the strip cartoon. Until recently his satirical comments on the war between the sexes and the H-Bomb, mother figures and enfants terribles, psychiatry and the outsider, were known only in Greenwich Village. But to-day fifty newspapers in America carry his strips and his weekly cartoon is a regular feature of The Observer.”Notes: Jacket designed by Kenneth Tynan. Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. Tags: satirical america nonconformity american comic strip journalism social political feiffer’s cartoons village voice greenwich radical drawing pictures newspapers beatniks cartoonist graphic artist illustrated comedy comedians sardonic affection
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The Spike by Peter Forster (£28.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Poor DJ. DJ faded and soiled, worn and rubbed at the edges with several creases and tears with some loss. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Top edges spotted. Internally bright and clean. A nice, tight, copy.Description: The story is of a struggle for power on a newpaper, conducted in the idiom of Fleet Street's own special rules of warfare, and of the Editor's passionate love-affair with a woman outside journalism who distrusts and dispises his world. 252pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Jacket Designed by Jack Larkin. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Writer's Guide by Graham King (£24.00)Publisher: Times Books — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007101546]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the flap: “The Times Writer's Guide is the essential single-volume guide for all who aspire to improve their writing skills. Whether you want to write a novel, draft a report for the School Board, create a compelling CV, write a letter of protest to the Council that will be taken seriously, or enter the brave new world of emoticons and e-mail, this book is for you and indeed for all the family. Divided into eight easy-to-use sections, all the advice you need from grammar and punctuation to building your vocabulary.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Philip Howard. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 832 pages. Tags: one-topic-per-page generalisations administrative encyclopaedias administration specifications brainstorming supplementary illustrations instructions hierarchical shortlisting line-parsing need-to-know completeness expressions interesting signposting non-fiction punctuation definitions informative information efficiency techniques gazetteers glossaries persuasive indefinite journalism dictionary discussion sequential semi-colon readership appendices children's paragraphs typography surprising sentences numbering objective landscape principle structure libraries recursion databases professor summaries
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Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-confident Living by Jules Feiffer (£23.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier fading to the spine. Tanned on the reverse. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated with cartoons by the author. From the cover: “Includes a letter from Feiffer to David Brook dated October 4, 1966 on his personal letter headed paper. In a series of a dozen or so pictures the author shoes the shifts of mood that flicker across the faces of men and women as they try, often vainly, to explain themselves to the world. Jules Feiffer has revolutionised the strip cartoon. Until recently his satirical comments on the war between the sexes and the H-Bomb, mother figures and enfants terribles, psychiatry and the outsider, were known only in Greenwich Village. But to-day fifty newspapers in America carry his strips and his weekly cartoon is a regular feature of The Observer.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Kenneth Tynan. Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. Tags: satirical america nonconformity american comic strip journalism social political feiffer’s cartoons village voice greenwich radical drawing pictures newspapers beatniks cartoonist graphic artist illustrated comedy comedians sardonic affection
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Professional People by Roy Lewis; Angus Maude; (£19.50)Publisher: Phoenix House — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tape-reinforced head and tail of the spine, on the reverse. Price Clipped. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Professional is a word bandied about. It has a high prestige value. But what is a profession? What is the hallmark of the professional man — or woman? Is journalism a profession equally with the practice of the law, for instance?

In this shrewdly probing book the authors of the highly praised The English Middle Classes have sought answers to this kind of question. They have discovered why, although the numbers and apparent power of professional people are greater than ever before, many of them feel unhappy at their prospects. What is to be their future social status? Will most become salaried State servants, with no real guarantee of professional freedom? Would that matter? If so, how can they prevent it? These are problems posed, and discussed at length.

But it is not intended only for the professional reader although he is, of course, most directly concerned. Like The English Middle Classes it is a witty social history of our time. With humour and humanity, the authors have related their findings to the whole structure of our society. They debate, for instance, among many aspects of the survey, ‘The State as client’,’ Professional people in business’, ‘The impact of nationalization’, ‘The disappearing clergy’, ‘The “socialized” professions’. They warn readers about certain training methods and the tendency for professional people to hand over direction of their affairs to non-professional administrators. They criticize the ignorance prevailing in most professions about the affairs and problems of the others. Particularly valuable to parents and students are the summaries of training costs, and financial prospects, and the discussion of the relative advantages of private practice and public employment.

The authors of The English Middle Classes have here produced a similarly lively and profound book. In original research they have amassed a corpus of knowledge, especially on the development of professions since the ‘20’s, which was not available before. Their conclusions prove to be of some moment to the community, as well as the professions. Acutely reasoned, provocative, their book will be welcome to all observers of the social scene.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 284 pages. Tags: angus britain class classes conditions edmund great maude middle professions social upton
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Northcliffe: Press Baron in Politics 1965-1922 by J. Lee Thompson (£19.00)Publisher: John Murray — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0719557259]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a small ding, tiny puncture at the centre, to the lower board at the join. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The life of Lord Northcliffe, creator of Britain's first mass market paper the Daily Mail, was a mixture of brilliance and tragedy. Born in 1865 into a family of modest means, he was earning a ducal income by the time he was thirty and by 1914 was the owner not only of the Mail but also of The Times, the Observer, and the Daily Mirror. But like many self-made men he was a difficult character, and by the end of his life his enemies were legion. This book, written with full access to family, business and political archives, cuts through the myth and misrepresentation to give us the first object assessment of both the private man and the public figure.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 462 pages. Tags: newspapers and politics empire boers harmsworth peers people press dreadnoughts budgets alfred harmsworth daily mail lord rothermere lord harmsworth sutton place arthur balfour bleriot william kennedy jones george sutton geoffrey robinson john walter winston churchill curzon sir cecil spring rice colonel campbell stuart admiral sims garvin lloyd george henry wickham steed british political press press barons journalism dangers press power mass politics public opinion fleet street british political and military elite mrs wrohan
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Lord Darling And His Famous Trials by Evelyn Graham (£18.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — UndatedBinding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with fraying at the spine. Boards and spine unevenly faded. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: An authentic biography, prepared (for publication) under the personal supervision of Lord Darling. With coloured frontispiece and twenty-three other illustrations.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: law journalism south hackney deptford parliament commissioner assize steinie morrison case trial armstrong chicago may murder miss barrow seddons kitty byron the lombard street murder sir roger casement high treason hilldrop crescent murder hawlev harvey crippen brixton taxi-cab murder alexander campbell mason great romney picture case brides-in-the-bath case george joseph smith capital punishment steinie morrison herbert rowse armstrong criminal responsibiliry trials bill sir herbert austin sir richard muir leon beron
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My Betters by G. W. [George Walter] Bishop (£18.00)Publisher: Heinemann — 1957Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier fading at the spine, wear to the head of the spine and the top corners with a tape-repaired tear to the foot of the upper panel, lower panel water stained. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “George Bishop, so long known in the worlds of the theatre and of letters that he may be regarded as a doyen of Fleet Street, has always been interested in others more than in himself. My Betters is therefore a happy, if modest, title for his autobiographical story of the people he has met.

His long span as commentator and critic gives him unequalled experience and authority — as an amateur he acted with Edith Evans before she went on the professional stage; he edited The Era, the “actors’ bible”; was a special correspondent on both The Observer and The Sunday Times, and for the past twenty-five years has been on the staff of The Daily Telegraph, for twenty of those years its Literary Editor.

His memories are as wide and as varied as the world of entertainment itself. They range from a visit to Sibelius in Finland to a shopping expedition in the Strand with all four Marx Brothers, from a tea party with King George V and Queen Mary to a long talk with Charles Chaplin.

George Bishop is the unknown character named Deacon in George Moore’s Conversations in Ebury Street. According to Mr. Moore he was too young to be a Bishop and so he demoted him to the rank of Deacon: as such he takes his place in that brilliant war of words. My Betters contains some remembered conversations in that room in Ebury Street, including one which George Bishop had with the great men a few days before his death.

G.B.S., the Meynells, James Agate, Marie Tempest — these are but a few of the great personalities so intimately drawn and affectionately presented by this shrewd and kindly man in the charming revue he calls My Betters.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Kenneth Farnhill. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [VII] 282 pages. Tags: agate and autobiography barrie bentley bernard betjeman bishop britain brothers camrose chapun craig drinkwater elsinore frank geilgud george gordon great hambourg harris henson hiller james journalism journalists lord marffi marie mark marx maugham moore olivier pennt priestley robey shav sibelius sir somerset tempest thatcher the theater theatre torin walpole walter wendy
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Newsman's English by Harold Evans (£18.00)Publisher: William Heinemann — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 043490550X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Boards dulled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Book 1 in the series. Published under the auspices of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Editing & Design: A Five-Volume Manual Of English, Typography And Layout series. [XI] 224 pages. Tags: evans 043490550x editing design five volume manual english typography layout journalism newspaper newspapers manuals
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Press Gang! Crazy World Chronicle by Edited by Leonard Russell (£18.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1937Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: The world press summarised with contributions by: Hilaire Belloc; John Betjeman; Cyril Connolly; E. M. Delafield; Francis Iles; Ronald Knox; D. B. Wyndham Lewis; A. G. Macdonell; J. B. Morton; L. A. Pavey; Dilys Powell; Peter Quennell; Edward Shanks; Timothy Shy; Douglas Woodruff;Notes: Illustrated by Nicolas Bentley. Size: 8¼" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 300 pages. Tags: anecdotes belloc bentley betjeman connolly cyril delafield dilys douglas edward etc facetiae francis hilaire humor iles john journalism knox leonard lewis macdonell morton nicolas parodies pavey peter powell quennell ronald russell satire shanks shy timothy woodruff wyndham
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The Buddhist Writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Edited by Kenneth Rexroth (£18.00)Publisher: Wildwood House — 1981Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0704504219]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine with light reading creases. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: First in this edition. [First: Houghton Mifflin, 1977] From the cover: “Lafcadio Hearn was born on the Greek island of Leucadia in 1850. After a career in journalism in the United States, Hearn travelled to Japan in 1890 to write articles about Japanese life for Harper’s Magazine. He remained there for the rest of his life, taking a Japanese wife (by whom he had three sons and a daughter) and assuming Japanese citizenship in 1895. He died in 1904, and was buried after Buddhist ceremonies in Zoshigaya cemetery in northern Tokyo. This collection of his writings on Buddhism was taken from the bulk of his writings by Kenneth Rexroth. The organization of the selections reflects Hearn’s chronological progress from a rendering of the simple tales and stories illustrative of the common folk’s beliefs in Buddhism to the more abstract philosophic doctrines of the Mahayana Buddhist sects in Japan. Of the many writers who have commented upon Buddhism in Japan, none has stood the test of time so well as Lafcadio Hearn.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Wildwood House Rediscoveries series. 303 pages. Tags: abandoning abiding accepting accumulating actions actual adverse advice ageing alertness amitabha amitayus anger appearances arrogance artificial asanga ascertaining aspects aspirational aspiring atisha's attachment attainments attention awakened awareness behold beings belief benefits beseeching beyond blame blessings bodhi bodhichitta bodies brahma breath breathing buddha buddhadharma buddhahood buddha's buddhism buddhist cessation chandra changing changkya
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Words on Words: The Columbia Dictionary for Writers by John B. Bremner (£15.50)Publisher: M. J. F. — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1567312829]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Small nick at the head of the lower panel otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Later printing. From the cover: “This is a dictionary for professional writers and others who share Bremner’s commitment to stemming the onslaught of literary barbarism. Words on Words exposes common instances of bad gram- mar, inflated usage and misunderstood meaning. It returns to us such forgotten words as crepuscular, mumpsimus, and pitilacker, and gives new meaning to such colourful expressions as son-of-a-gun, gobbledygook and dry as dust.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Yellow/Blue boards with Red titling to the Spine. 406 pages. Tags: english language reference dictionary 98-66477 speech grammatic polyphony syntax etymology languages vocabulary meaning journalism students journalists
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The 35mm Handbook by Michael Freeman (£14.50)Publisher: Leisure Books — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853250007]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: This book will serve not only as an invaluable work of reference for every photographer but also a source of inspiration to the taking of the best possible pictures. THE 35MM CAMERA is without doubt the most versatile tool available to photographers today. With the ability to capture a spectacular range of images - from fast action pictures to highly technical studio shots - the camera's development has revolutionised picture taking over the last decade.Notes: Jacket designed by Clive Hayball. Size: 8vo Imperial (28 x 19cm Approx.). 320 pages. Tags: photojournalists reflected-light interpolation underexposure teleconverter intelligently understanding overexposure differential manipulation reproduction professional photographer architecture application duplicating reciprocity photographs recommended waist-level composition focal-plane perspective photography temperature split-grade controlling journalism monochrome retouching conditions lightmeter resolution filtration reflectors vignetting techniques distortion processing exposures portraits composing viewpoint materials greyscale landscape modelling autofocus essential companion mechanics
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Great-Grandmama's Weekly: A Celebration Of The Girl's Own Paper 1880-1901 by Wendy Forrester (£13.50)Publisher: Guildford & London: The Lutterworth Press — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718824504]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Musical scores;

From the cover: “Here is a vanished age, recaptured through the pages of a remarkable magazine. First published in January, 1880, price one penny, The Girl’s Own Paper proved to be a success from its earliest days; and in its prime, at the close of the nineteenth century, over a quarter of a million readers bought the new issue each week. Wendy Forrester re-creates the magazine in all its energy and liveliness: Its Editor, whose personality shaped it; Its contributors, from a daughter of Queen Victoria to the young W. B. Yeats; And its readers — peers’ daughters and shop girls, vicars’ nieces and housemaids — ranging from six-year-olds to grandmothers, and scattered from Czarist Russia to the Australian Outback. This delectable book evokes the sights and sounds, the beliefs and opinions, of a supremely fascinating era.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 176 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st girl own paper women periodicals english youth history girls youths children young british imprints serials press journalism 20th century family relationships
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The Purple Decades by Tom Wolfe (£13.00)Publisher: Jonathon Cape — 1983Binding: Paperback (Incorrected Proof) [ISBN: 0224029436]Condition: Poor. A copy for reading rather than admiring, generally shabby but text complete and acceptable. Heavy reading creases to the spine. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the covers and spine.Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". 398 pages. Tags: acclaimed acid and author's autobiography bauhaus best biography catchers chic complete critically criticism electric essential fiction flak from general his house including introduction inventor journalism kool-aid list literary mau-mauing modern new non-fiction our own publications radical right selections studies stuff test text the writing
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A Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller's Life by John Simpson (£12.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0333724208]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “This second volume of autobiographical writing is a celebration of some of the world’s wilder places, and the unusual characters that inhabit them. Simpson transports his readers on an extraordinary world tour that includes dodging guerrillas at a cocaine market in southern Colombia, hunting Ebola in the Ivory Coast’s forest and filming undercover in Lebanon with a mad French cameraman.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 436 pages. Tags: simpson john television journalists great britain biography autobiography business economics industries media communications press journalism foreign correspondents voyages and travels 433092 langu 0330355678
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Editor: An Inside Story of Newspapers by Max Hastings (£12.50)Publisher: London: Macmillan — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0333908376]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “In December 1985, Max Hastings was an author and Sunday Times columnist living deep in the Northamptonshire countryside, when he was suddenly, and dramatically, offered the chance to become editor of the Daily Telegraph. Editor tells the story of what happened to him, and to a great newspaper, over the next decade.

The Telegraph was almost bankrupt when he came. A new team had to be recruited, an old one bloodily removed, in a revolution that eventually transformed the paper into one of the most successful and profitable in Fleet Street. This is perhaps the frankest and most vivid account of what it is like to be a national newspaper editor: the rows with Prime Ministers, the coverage of great events, the daily routine. Max Hastings describes his complex relationship with Conrad Black and offers an extraordinary perspective on the decline of John Major, the troubles of the Royal Family, the difficulties of dealing with lawyers and celebrities, statesmen and stars.

Hastings’s memoir of his experiences as a foreign correspondent, Going to the Wars, became a bestseller and was widely praised for its unflinching honesty. Editor is a book written in the same spirit, unblushing about the author’s failures and embarrassments as well as about his successes. It is above all the story of the excitement and exhilaration of almost ten years at the helm of one of the greatest newspapers in Britain, at the time of some of the most important events in modern history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 398 pages. Tags: newspaper editors britain max fleet street conrad black newspapers journalism list writers docklands newsroom margaret thatcher leaving downing
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Elizabeth Rigby: Lady Eastlake by Marion Lochhead (£12.50)Publisher: John Murray — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ, a little chipped at edges.Description: Elizabeth Rigby, later Lady Eastlake, was a remarkable Victorian, if not in the first rank of feminine greatness. A pioneer in journalism as a career for women, she was a contributor to The Quarterly Review from the early 1840's until nearly the end of her long life, in 1893.Portraiture frontispiece. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 162pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Jacket Designed by Dorothy Mahoney. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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John Junor Remembered by John Junor (£12.50)Publisher: Solo — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 187393906X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. A collection of articles. From the introduction: “John Junor had spent 32 years as editor of a national newspaper before he launched into his second career as a columnist. It showed. His experience was wide. He knew what lay behind opaque newspaper stories. He’d met most of the household-name politicians, business executives and entertainment industry big names. He’d lunched privately with both the Queen and Diana, Princess of Wales. Over thirty years as an editor — preceded by active, wartime service in the Fleet Air Arm — he’d become a shrewd judge of human character.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Peter McKay. Size: 10" x 7¾". 317 pages. Tags: john junor sunday express auchtermuchty hypocrisy world leaders injustice irish troubles margaret thatcher john major edward heath kinnock greed church press police articles journalism columns robert maxwell barfleur newspapers columnist
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The 35mm Handbook by Michael Freeman (£12.50)Publisher: Quarto — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853250007]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. A little edgewear to the dustwrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: This book will serve not only as an invaluable work of reference for every photographer but also a source of inspiration to the taking of the best possible pictures. 320pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Imperial (11" x 7½" approx.) Jacket Designed by Clive Hayball.Tags: photojournalists reflected-light interpolation underexposure teleconverter intelligently understanding overexposure differential manipulation reproduction professional photographer architecture application duplicating reciprocity photographs recommended waist-level composition focal-plane perspective photography temperature split-grade controlling journalism monochrome retouching conditions lightmeter resolution filtration reflectors vignetting techniques distortion processing exposures portraits composing viewpoint materials greyscale landscape modelling autofocus essential companion mechanics
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The American Civil War by Ian F. W. Beckett (£12.50)Publisher: Alan Sutton — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 075090044X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1993] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The American Civil War was one of the most significant conflicts of the nineteenth century. Many books have been written about it, but never before has such a comprehensive narrative account been told by those who witnessed events. The Times reports were filed by the paper’s correspondents — Antonio Gallenga, Francis Lawley, Charles Mackay and W. H. Russell — whose preconceptions and prejudices are clarified in Dr Beckett’s wide-ranging and scholarly introduction. The reports themselves are linked by a commentary that serves to place them in context, embracing not only the battles and campaigns but also the social and political background to the conflict. A further dimension is added by the inclusion of over sixty illustrations; many of them previously unpublished contemporary photographs, and maps showing the eastern and western theatres of war.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the The War Correspondents series. 198 pages. Tags: united states history civil war 1861-1865 journalists wars military period 1850-1877 usa warfare defence american 1800 1900 world 1750 media studies 19th century great britain journalism ian beckett 075090044x the correspondents
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At Your Peril by Hugh Cudlipp (£11.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, small nick at the centre of the spine. Flaps slightly soiled. Leasing edge of the text block slightly soiled. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs and drawings. From the cover: “From his vantage points as joint managing director of the Mirror Group and, earlier, as editorial director of the Daily Mirror and as editor of the Sunday Pictorial, Hugh Cudlipp has seen the inside of Fleet Street as few other journalists have seen it over a quarter of a century. His new book tells the stories, the struggles, the alarms, the laughs behind the creation of the biggest business in world publishing — the Mirror Group, producers of some 220 publications. It is the widest-ranging and most exciting book ever to come out of Fleet Street — and that includes the author’s previous book, Publish and be damned.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 400 pages. Tags: newspaper distress lloyd george royal revolution beaverbrook farringdon street magazines mirror press commission the press the mirror group cecil king peter wilson archie moore cassandra billy graham marjorie proops george sanders rex north lord mountbatten churchill vicky eden chancellor macmillan paul bareau andy capp reg smythe bemard partridge illingworth daily circulations journalism northcliffe british publishing columnist
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Colette: A Life by Herbert Lottman (£11.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436257467]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A biography of Colette [Sidonie Gabrielle Colette], who for 50 years was at the centre of Parisian social and cultural life. She won enormous celebrity and eminence as an author, and in her work and various aspects of her life she presented a liberating sensuality that changed the mores of the 20th century.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 344 pages. Tags: french authors france writers writing novels stories journalism stage scandalously love life gauthier-villard public liaison claudine publisher politician cheri the ripening seed world war saint tropez seduced her stepson proust gide french literature captain jules colette saint-sauveur colette chatillon gauthier-villarses egyptian dream paris
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Cricket Conversations by Peter Walker (£11.50)Publisher: Pelham — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0720710472]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edges of text block lightly tanned.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Cricketers whose actions on the field have made them household names remain shadowy figures in their private lives. The pressures of international cricket breed a natural suspicion of the media and it is rare that the shield ever falls. Peter Walker’s book, Cricket Conversations, manages to surmount this barrier. His own experience as a first-class cricketer with Glamorgan from 1954 to 1972 and his three Test caps for England put him on the inside of the tightly-knit group of men who play cricket as a profession. This collection of conversations between Walker and thirteen of the world’s finest players ranges from such topics as their personal lifestyles to critical analysis of their own and other cricketers’ techniques. Sir Garfield Sobers talks of his sense of inadequacy; Barry Richards on how he builds an innings; Glenn Turner remembers what it was like during the month of May when he became the only man since the war to score 1,000 runs. Tommy Cartwright, the supreme bowling technician, explains how to bowl at Boycott, Lloyd and Viv Richards. Mike Procter talks about the development of multi-racial cricket in South Africa and how he and others are helping to accelerate its arrival. Cricket Conversations explores new areas of cricket journalism and is superbly illustrated with photographs by Patrick Eagar. Mr Walker prefaces the conversations with a critical essay on each player drawing on personal anecdote and previously unrevealed information about the men who have already assured their places in cricket’s Valhalla.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Arlott. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: alan barry basil bedi biography bishen brian cartwright chappell close collections cricket d'oliveira d'olivetra fredericks gary glenn greg illingworth interviews khan knott majid mike observations personal players procter ray richards roy sobers tom transcripts turner
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Express Newspapers: The inside Story of a Turbulent Decade by Andrew Cameron (£11.50)Publisher: London House — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902809440]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block slightly tanned otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Few have been closer to the centre of the British newspaper revolution than Andrew Cameron. As Managing Director of Express Newspapers from 1986 to 1996, he was at the hub of the industry. He worked with the personalities of the business, fought the battles with the unions and technological advance, took part in the circulation wars and the struggle for the centre ground of the British printed media, and watched the constant threat to the daily paper from other forms of communication.

This candid, controversial yet well constructed review of a remarkable decade in British media history pulls no punches but remains a responsible record of people and events. It is a valuable account of a unique industry in the midst of almost unbearable change, at a time when a dramatic ill-judged change of personnel or strategy was seen as necessary action and policies were changed ‘on the hoof. Good sense and order was always likely to be sacrificed on the altar of increased circulation. Andrew Cameron worked with Jocelyn Stevens, Max Aitken, David Stevens, Victor Matthews, John Junor and Larry Lamb, and he presided over many changes which are still impacting on newspaper production, design and marketing. His book provides excellent information for those with a professional or lay interest in the news industry, from printing and publishing staff to media students. It will also be of value to those involved with the presentation of news in all its forms and others following the influence of the media on our history and daily lives.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 218 pages. Tags: express newspapers limited history ltd english 20th century journalism great britain language arts disciplines press specific subjects social science media studies united kingdom 1980 1990 2000 trade commerce current affairs world mass andrew cameron 1902809440 first editions firsts printings 1st
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My Autobiography by Dickie Bird; Keith Lodge; (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0340684577]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Dickie Bird’s retirement was an international event shown on millions of TV screens and covered in newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. Here at last is his autobiography. The most famous cricket umpire of them all, Dickie has done that difficult job more skilfully than anyone else. Moreover he has done it in his idiosyncratic style and with the infectious humour which has endeared him to millions throughout the world, transcending his sport. Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner’s son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. Throughout his life he has courted both controversy and comedy. This book is a mixture of forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and hilarious stories, for which Dickie is so well known.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Parkinson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 367 pages. Tags: venkataraghavan gloucestershire nottinghamshire leicestershire worcestershire martyn-jenkins championships international o'shaughnessy championship javedmiandad intimidatory warwickshire all-rounder scarborough w-captaincy balderstone bicentenial illingworth association documentary preparation christopher personality churchgoing fairbrother rimmington azharuddin sidebottom livingston journalism richardson groundsmen vishwanath prudential lancashire ramprakash fredericks headingley electronic rutherford tournament champion's wooldridge birkenshaw recreation derbyshire groundsman retirement staincross d'oliveira
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No Time to Die by Liz Tilberis (£11.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297842366]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the tail of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In 1993, Liz Tilberis seemed to have it all. She was a working mother with a family who adored her. As editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, she was at the heart of the glamorous world of international fashion, and was widely recognized as one of the most powerful people in the industry. That year she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. By the time she was nineteen she had been expelled from one art school and was involved in a passionate relationship with a teacher at another (an affair which led to marriage). At the age of twenty-one, she landed a job at British Vogue, her entree to one of the world’s most glamorous magazines. Tilberis worked at Vogue for twenty-two years, rising from unpaid intern to editor-in-chief in a period that saw dramatic changes in both fashion and society. Through the same period, Tilberis also weathered personal trials — told she was infertile, she underwent years of fertility treatments before she and her husband Andrew adopted their two sons. But Tilberis’s true career triumph came when she was hired to head Vogue’s arch-rival, Harper’s Bazaar. She and her family moved from London to New York and into the fashion ‘big time’, where Tilberis was charged with revitalizing the jewel in the crown of the Hearst publishing empire. Her revamped Bazaar electrified the fashion world and brought a new elegance to fashion publishing: designers’ visions were brought to life in photo spreads conceived as works of art. In the midst of achieving this creative coup, Tilberis underwent major surgery and her first round of chemotherapy. The therapy succeeded, but the cancer eventually recurred. This time, treatment involved an excruciating and life-threatening bone marrow transplant. Although drained physically and emotionally, Tilberis conducted editorial meetings from her hospital bed. This inspiring memoir offers a no-holds-barred look inside the world of fashion magazines, and a candid account of a battle with a debilitating illness.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 304 pages. Tags: american autobiography bazaar biography britain business cancer communications economics editors english-born general great harpers industries journalism liz magazine media neoplasms ovarian ovaries patients periodical press the tilberis women
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Selective Memory by Katharine Whitehorn (£11.50)Publisher: Virago — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844082407]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Knocked at the bottom corners.Description: Later printing. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Illustrated / decorative end papers.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 269 pages. Tags: whitehorns cambridge gavin lyall woman’s own column the spectator journalism thrillers the observer women’s page whitehorn newnham george seddon david astor alison settle mary stott mill hill sunday dispatch mirror women’s wine club
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Thank You for Having Me by C. A. Lejeune (£11.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Pages very gently age-tanned. A pleasant copy.Description: From the cover: “When it was announced in 1960 that G. A. Lejeune was retiring from the Observer most readers of that newspaper felt a sense of personal loss. She had been film critic for more than thirty years, and for filmgoers of that generation Sunday would not be the same without her inspired guide to the week’s films, always well informed, sometimes astringent, and never malicious… She writes about the things she likes: dogs and detective stories; grand opera and gardening; horse-racing and amateur drama; Sherlock Holmes and Gilbert and Sullivan. These are the interests that make Thank You For Having Me such a personal book.”Notes: Jacket designed by Gorham. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Dark Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: lejeune observer film critic newspaper journalism film critic the guardian film world caroline lejeune manchester victorian family mr. korda leslie howard arthur machen cliveden feuilletonist writing for television amateur theatricals chaplin d’oyly carte company gilbert and sullivan halle orchestra lady barn house manchester guardian nazimova television early days withington girls’ school writings punch tony thompson
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The Crisis For Western Political Economy by Peter Jay (£11.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0233976418]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: The eighteen essays in this book divide into four sections — foreign affairs, news and journalism, personal and philosophical and, most important, political economy.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 310 pages. Tags: political economy foreign affairs news western general hypothesis employment inflation workers cooperative case for select committee economic regionalism geopolitics britain's new realism television journalism mass audience electronic publishing policy 330.9
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The Green Stick by Malcolm Muggeridge (£11.50)Publisher: Collins — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002151197]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Volume I in the series. From the cover: “In Chronicles of Wasted Time Malcolm Muggeridge sets out to provide an account of his life and times; the two being, for so inveterate a journalist and communicator, closely inter-related. For half a century past he has managed to keep afloat on a fast-flowing river of words, navigating in a great variety of craft, from majestic liners like the Manchester Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and the BBC, to cockleshells like the New Statesman and the old Sunday Pictorial, not to mention that rare old paddle-steamer Punch. Looking back, he can say with the Abbe Sieves that he survived. Chronicles of Wasted Time is the story of his survival, along with what he demolished, which is much, and what he has salvaged, which is everything. This first volume ends in 1933, when he is thirty, and has just returned from Moscow after doing a stint there as Manchester Guardian correspondent. The title, The Green Stick, is taken from a fancy of Tolstoy’s that somewhere, buried underground, if you can but find it, is a Green Stick with the secret of everlasting happiness carved upon it.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Chronicles of Wasted Time series. 284 pages. Tags: autobiographies correspondence reminiscences examinations prostitutes unteachable agnosticism nationalism journalists shakespeare sycophancy antagonism friendship journalism manchester travancore tnenasnips birmingham revolution university muggeridge kingsmill elections education reluctant contracts christian souvenirs biography mon-treux reviewing majority guardian novelist politics egyptian produced memories writings magazine produces earliest meetings marriage juunn's college russian britain malcolm authors carrier reading cyclist gandhi beauty writes w.t.a. colony leaves clergy author panels russia vidler voyage moscow visits empire passim alwaye mdtier labour public words paris meets joins isqfj birth cairo egypt webbs kitty heath edits india sahib lours flats plays works liner dobbs union hugh alec dora goes ill bbc
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The Power of the Press? by Louis Heren (£11.50)Publisher: Orbis — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0856136085]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “The great newspaper proprietors are legendary. How great was the real power of these press barons? Were they, and are they today, able to dictate events and bring down governments? What is the power of the press? Louis Heren, with his wealth of inside knowledge on the subject, recounts the incidents that both inflated their influence and exposed their limitations, leading to the rise and fall of famous newspaper titles and proprietors all over the English-speaking world. He traces the history of the press in Britain, the United States and Australia from the eighteenth century through the developing printing techniques to the arrival of the popular newspapers and Murdoch’s controversial takeover of the London Times in 1981.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: pioneering journalists the eighteenth century press barons barnes delane the times london bennett greeley new york herald new york tribune levy/burnhams w.t. stead penny papers the new journalism daily telegraph pall mall gazette pulitzer hearst louis post-dispatch new york world san francisco examiner new york morning northcliffe
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A Good-looking Corpse by Mike Nicol (£10.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436309866]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned, leaves tanned but less so.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The 1950s in South Africa was a time of optimism and hope that ended tragically with the massacre at Sharpeville. This book is about those years as seen through the microcosm of Drum, an illustrated magazine produced in Johannesburg for black readers. It is a record of naivety, optimism, frustration, defiance, courage, dancing, drink, jazz, gangsters, exile and death.

Although owned and edited by whites, Drum employed a group of black writers who have since become legends. The Drum writers — Henry Nxumalo, Can Themba, Bloke Modisane, Todd Matshikiza, Casey Motsisi — lived by the precept ‘Live fast, die young, and have a good-looking corpse’. In highly charged prose, these writers (joined later by Lewis Nkosi and Nat Nakasa) surveyed the world of the townships — the illegal drinking dens, the gangsters, the witchdoctors, the jazzmen, the boxers — and wrote stunning investigative journalism, exposing the realities of apartheid and charting the growing resistance movement.

Many of them fulfilled their ambition, dying from drink or violence or despair. A Good-Looking Corpse is their memorial, reproducing their finest journalism and recalling in the words of their friends and colleagues — including Anthony Sampson (who edited Drum), Nadine Gordimer, Walter Sisulu, Es’kia Mphahlele and Trevor Huddleston -their struggles, their triumphs and their tragedies. In Drum, and in the lives of these men, is revealed the story of South Africa in a decade when hope turned to bitter disillusionment.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 388 pages. Tags: africa and aspects biography blacks century conditions covered cultural dates drum edition essays general government history human johannesburg journalism journalists journals letters magazine other politics press prose race reference relations republic rights social sophiatown south studies twentieth works
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A Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller's Life by John Simpson (£10.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0333724208]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper. Discreet owner's stamp to the first blank otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Later Printing [3rd]. Illustrated with black and white photographs. A weaving together of Simpson's adventures as a BBC reporter. Simpson remembers some of the unusual places he has visited and some of those he wishes he hadn't with anecdotes on awful hotels, maverick drivers, dodgy airports and devious officials. Simpson reflects on the business of news reporting.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 436 pages. Tags: simpson john television journalists great britain biography autobiography business economics industries media communications press journalism foreign correspondents voyages and travels 433092 langu 0330355678
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Dear Bill: W. F. Deedes Reports by W. F. [William Francis] Deedes (£10.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333713869]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 413 pages. Tags: correspondents autobiography: international autobiography conservative blacksmith’s back-bencher politicians information journalists immigration littlestone succession worsthorne censorship revolution journalism children’s publishers conference ministers aldington telegraph battalion alexander childhood political biography abyssinia minister northern saltwood symnells whitting chequers thatcher thompson victoria hayters ireland general wyndham editors britain francis william morning junior angola street member evelyn deedes collar editor hilary king’s press combe first daily party denis royal great fleet baron rifle corps drugs care isle 12th arms dogs 1962 golf eton post john fund club tory and mrs len war new sir the
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Family Secrets by David Leitch (£10.50)Publisher: London: William Heinemann — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434413453]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more so to the top edges. Leans a little. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 242 pages. Tags: leitch david journalists britain journalism biographies england adoptees identification 9780434413454 070 1937
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For Home and Country: War, Peace and Rural Life as Seen Through the Pages of the W. I. Magazine 1919-59 by Compiled by Penny Kitchen (£10.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 085223855X]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The National Federation of Women’s Institutes began on the Isle of Anglesey in 1915, with the first issue of their magazine appearing in 1919. This book is published to celebrate their 75th anniversary and includes chapters on food and farming, the war effort, home and family, village life, etc.”Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". 160 pages. Tags: 19th 20th and britain british century civilians communication conditions country covered cultural customs dates day domestic economics europe fashion federation females from general great groups history home household individual institutes inter-war irish journalism kingdom life magazines modern national newspapers organisations period postwar present press regions reporting rural science second social society sociology the united war women womens world
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Good Times, Bad Times by Harold Evans (£10.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297782959]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, tanned and creased along the spine and front flap. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs [16pp];

From the cover: “Harold Evans, the renowned Editor of The Sunday Times and The Times, has written his own inside story of fifteen years at the heart of two of the world’s greatest newspapers. His sensational resignation from The Times only a year after Rupert Murdoch had bought the paper is explained for the first time. It is a remarkable account of journalism and politics, of idealism and intrigue. He describes The Sunday Times dramas of investigative journalism and his battles with government, corporations and the law. He tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the international cause celebre of the Thalidomide campaign, of the exposure of Kim Philby as a Soviet spy, the publication of the Crossman Diaries in defiance of the Official Secrets Act, and how the truth was learned about the world’s biggest air crash. He shows how Murdoch, a publishing tycoon on three continents, succeeded in taking over Times Newspapers and how Margaret Thatcher’s government cleared the way for him to do so.

He candidly reveals the internal and external subterfuges and pressures, both political and financial, during his turbulent period at The Times; he captures the excitement and colour of daily journalism; and he examines central issues of the freedom of the press. Lord Denning, the eminent British judge, once described Harold Evans as the most distinguished editor and journalist of our time, who has won great victories for the freedom of the press.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Andrew Kay. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 430 pages. Tags: evans harold murdoch rupert times newspapers limited london england the journalists great britain biography journalism biographies sunday press first editions firsts printings 1st
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Here But Not Here: A Love Story by Lillian Ross (£10.50)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0571197345]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Creased at the joins of the wrappers. Pages gently age tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 240 pages. Tags: yorker york journalists united states periodical editors press journalism literary american english north america business economics industries media communications language arts disciplines criticism
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My Autobiography by Dickie Bird & Keith Lodge (£10.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340684577]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Later printing. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Dickie Bird’s retirement was an international event shown on millions of TV screens and covered in newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. Here at last is his autobiography. The most famous cricket umpire of them all, Dickie has done that difficult job more skilfully than anyone else. Moreover he has done it in his idiosyncratic style and with the infectious humour which has endeared him to millions throughout the world, transcending his sport. Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner’s son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. Throughout his life he has courted both controversy and comedy. This book is a mixture of forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and hilarious stories, for which Dickie is so well known.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Parkinson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 367 pages. Tags: venkataraghavan gloucestershire nottinghamshire leicestershire worcestershire martyn-jenkins championships international o'shaughnessy championship javedmiandad intimidatory warwickshire all-rounder scarborough w-captaincy balderstone bicentenial illingworth association documentary preparation christopher personality churchgoing fairbrother rimmington azharuddin sidebottom livingston journalism richardson groundsmen vishwanath prudential lancashire ramprakash fredericks headingley electronic rutherford tournament champion's wooldridge birkenshaw recreation derbyshire groundsman retirement staincross d'oliveira
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The Kindness of Strangers: The Autobiography by Kate Adie (£10.50)Publisher: Headline — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0755310721]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight crease to the bottom edge of the lower panel. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. From the cover: “Kate Adie, reporting from the world’s danger zones, is so familiar to us that we feel we know her well. But, as her book reveals, her life has been even more eventful than we can imagine. Raised in post-war Sunderland, where life was ‘a sunny experience, full of meat-paste sandwiches and Sunday school’, Kate has reported memorably and courageously from many of the world’s trouble spots since she joined the BBC in 1969. The Kindness of Strangers encompasses Adie’s reporting from, inter alia, Northem Ireland, the Middle East, Tiananmen Square and, of course, the Gulf War of 1991.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 373 pages. Tags: biography autobiography war correspondents women television journalists journalism reporters reporting press radio personalities broadcasting bbc british corporation biographical
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The Wars Against Saddam: Taking the Hard Road to Baghdad by John Simpson (£10.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1405032642]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans otherwise a well presented copy. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 415 pages. Tags: 20th and asian autobiography biographical biography britain century day east eastern events experiences from government great historical history hussein individual invasion iraq iraqi journalism kuwait leaders leadership middle military modern personal political politics postwar present press process reporting saddam science the war
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The Writer's Handbook 2007 by Edited by Barry Turner (£10.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1405049375]Condition: Very Good+. Light reading creases to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 2oth Anniversary Edition. From the cover: “Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, The Writer’s Handbook2006 is an indispensable companion for everyone in the writing profession. Packed full of useful advice, contacts, hints and discussion, this practical guide provides details on the key markets. All you need to know about book publishing in the UK and US, agents, newspapers and magazines, screenwriting, TV and radio, theatre, poetry, writers’ courses and circles, festivals, grants and prizes, alongside up-to-date information on taxation, copyright, contracts and much more.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 821 pages. Tags: advertising agencies agents almanacs and annuals articles arts associations audio author boards books britain bursaries business children’s circles clubs column commercial commonwealth communications companies contacts councils courses crime cuttings deadline directories disciplines drama earnings economics editing editors electronic established european fellowships festivals fiction film for freelance gardening general grants great guides
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Victorian Sensation: Or the Spectacular, the Shocking and the Scandalous in Nineteenth-Century Britain by Michael Diamond (£10.50)Publisher: London: Anthem Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1843310767]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 328 pages. Tags: scandals britain history 19th century curiosities wonders 18th culture sensationalism journalism spectacular social customs victoria civilization
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All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death by P. J. O'Rourke (£9.50)Publisher: Picador — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0330335030]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little edgeworn and soiled although complete. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Internally bright and clean.Description: Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 340 pages. Tags: politically-correct multiculturalism overpopulation collections environment fashionable description government journalism developing political america’s countries journals american comedian literary politics greatest economic unfunny worries somalia ecology history century letters justice science general wastes essays humour travel saving modern famine prose humor other earth works world 20th life the and
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Books and Myself: Memoirs of an Editor by J. A. Hammerton (£9.50)Publisher: MacDonald & Co. — 1944Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good+. Gently faded at the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Dated from frontispiece and sources.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 343 pages. Tags: periodical-publishing dunbartonshire encyclopædia harmsworth's northcliffe journalism nottingham children's publishing all-europe literature harmsworth alexandria alexander conflict printing standard sketches humorous maitland charles founder largest history writing popular dallas arthur buenos empire alfred modern aires great janet world call kate town war the mee
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