Scoop: A Novel About Journalists

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Penguin Books Limited, May 31, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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 Smith, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. One of Waugh's most exuberant comedies, Scoop is a brilliantly irreverentsatire of Fleet Street and its hectic pursuit of hot news.

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An innocent abroad, a rural correspondant of "The Daily Beast", William Boot, gets sent overseas to cover the unrest in the African kingdom of Ishmaelia. Apparently, not a totally inaccurate way of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bagpuss - LibraryThing

Mrs Algernon Stitch recommends a reporter called Boot to go to Ishmaelia as newspaper The Beast’s war correspondent. Unfortunately due to a mix up the wrong Boot gets ‘called up’ and leaves behind his ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Evelyn Waugh was born in 1903 and was educated at Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). In 1945 he published Brideshead Revisited and he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1952 for Men at Arms. Evelyn Waugh died in 1966.

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