Scoop: A Novel About Journalists

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Penguin Books Limited, May 31, 2012 - Fiction - 240 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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User Review  - Joanna Forbes - Goodreads

Unfortunately the Kobo version of Scoop was riddled with typographical errors. Kobo offered me a refund so it was actually a positive experience, however it's highlighted the difference between Kobo ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

Newspapers have been SCOOPed...the publisher and the foreign editor don't know the issues surrounding the civil war in Ishmaelia, East Africa. They propose to send a journalist whose job on the Daily ... Read full review

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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