Scoop

Evelyn Waugh (Author)
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Description

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

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
7 December 2000
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780141184029

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