Stick it Up Your Punter!: The Uncut Story of the Sun Newspaper

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Simon & Schuster, 1999 - English newspapers - 515 pages
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The SUN is more than a newspaper. It is, in its own words, a phenomenon - the biggest-selling daily paper in the English language, fascinating 12 million readers and making its owner, Rupert Murdoch, a profit of over 1 million a week. The SUN has unashamedly dragged journalistic standards into the gutter. This book takes you inside the machine to tell in graphic and often hilarious detail the story of how the paper has evolved from cashing in on the permissive society of the sixties, to helping Maggie win the election in 1979, to the world of foul-mouthed Kelvin MacKenzie to the present day.

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A great biography. The end is slightly unsatisfactory - the book ultimately charts the rise of Murdoch's empire, even if it's the staff and their outrageous behaviour that draws you in - but the ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Peter Chippindale was born in northern India on July 4, 1945. He received a history degree at Reading and eventually became a journalist. He worked at the Guardian for several years. He wrote or co-wrote numerous non-fiction books including Juntas United, The Thorpe Committal, Disaster!, Stick It Up Your Punter!, Dished!, and Life As Sutch. He also wrote the novel Mink! He died of kidney failure on August 10, 2014 at the age of 69.

Chris Horrie is the author of six successful books, including the bestselling STICK IT UP YOUR PUNTER! and LIVE TV. He is a former national newspaper and magazine journalist and editor, TV producer, lecturer and academic.

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