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A Diary of The Lady By Rachel Johnson

A Diary of The Lady by Rachel Johnson

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Summary

Appointed editor of "The Lady" - the oldest women's weekly in the world - the author faced the challenge of a lifetime. For a start, how do you become an editor when you've never, well, edited? In this title, the author shows how she takes on the challenge of saving "The Lady", Britain's oldest women's weekly.

A Diary of The Lady Summary

A Diary of The Lady: My First Year As Editor by Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson takes on the challenge of saving The Lady, Britain's oldest women's weekly, in her hilarious diary, A Diary of The Lady: My First Year and a Half as Editor.

'The whole place seemed completely bonkers: dusty, tatty, disorganized and impossibly old-fashioned, set in an age of doilies and flag-waving patriotism and jam still for tea, some sunny day.'

Appointed editor of The Lady - the oldest women's weekly in the world - Rachel Johnson faced the challenge of a lifetime. For a start, how do you become an editor when you've never, well, edited? How do you turn a venerable title, full of ads for walk-in baths, during the worst recession ever? And forget doubling the circulation in a year - what on earth do you wear to work when you've spent the last fifteen years at home in sweatpants?

Will Rachel save The Lady - or sink it?

'Action-packed, entertaining, marvellously indiscreet. Johnson is everything you want in a diarist and has a compulsive habit of saying the wrong thing' Sunday Times

'She's a loose cannon. All she thinks of is sex. You can't get her away from a penis' Mrs Julia Budworth, co-owner, The Lady

'A total romp, wonderfully readable, unflinchingly described' Guardian

'HYSTERICAL. For the first time, everyone is talking about The Lady for reasons other than nannies' Piers Morgan

Rachel Johnson is a journalist who has written two previous novels and two volumes of diaries. The Mummy Diaries, Notting Hell, Shire Hell and A Diary of The Lady are all available now from Penguin.

A Diary of The Lady Reviews

HYSTERICAL. For the first time, everyone is talking about The Lady for reasons other than nannies -- Piers Morgan
Hilarious * Daily Mail *
A total romp . . . wonderfully readable -- Zoe Williams * Guardian *
Eye-poppingly comic -- Mark Lawson * Guardian *
Mitfordesque and both intentionally and unintentionally hilarious -- Viv Groskop * Observer *
Action-packed, entertaining, marvellously indiscreet. Johnson is everything you want in a diarist and has a compulsive habit of saying the wrong thing -- Roland White * Sunday Times *
Made me laugh out loud and stay up so late reading it that I shot terribly on the first drive -- Mrs Moneypenny * Financial Times *
Confidential, hectic and clever -- Sheena Joughin * Times Literary Supplement *
Lively, irreverent * Daily Telegraph *
Fabulous, wonderfully written and a total hoot * Deborah Ross *

About Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson is married to Ivo Dawnay, has three children, and lives in London and Somerset. Her previous books include The Mummy Diaries, the international bestseller Notting Hell and Shire Hell.

Additional information

GOR003163050
9780718192327
071819232X
A Diary of The Lady: My First Year As Editor by Rachel Johnson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2011-07-07
480
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