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Scoop: A Novel About Journalists (Penguin Modern Classics) By Evelyn Waugh

Scoop: A Novel About Journalists (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Evelyn Waugh

Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of 'The Daily Beast', has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another.
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One of Evelyn Waugh's most exuberant comedies, Scoop is a brilliantly irreverent satire of Fleet Street and its hectic pursuit of hot news. Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of The Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs Algernon Stitch, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. But for, pale, ineffectual William Boot, editor of the Daily Beast's 'nature notes' column, being mistaken for a competent journalist may prove to be a fatal error... If you enjoyed Scoop, you might like Waugh's Decline and Fall, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Waugh at the mid-season point of his perfect pitch' Christopher Hitchens

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GOR001254781
Title
Scoop: A Novel About Journalists (Penguin Modern Classics)
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Condition
Very Good
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Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
320
ISBN 10
0141184027
ISBN 13
9780141184029
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