Revel Barker's memoir captures the madness of the old Mirror

Book recounts Fleet Street’s days of unlimited expenses amid an alcoholic hazeFleet Street memoirs are often difficult to read without wincing. Too many veteran reporters, and former editors for that matter, tend to think their reminiscences of “amusing” times past are both entertaining and also carry weight. In fact, they tend to be lightweight and pedestrian, chock full of names no-one beyond their own circle could possibly have heard of and relating incidents that have no resonance to anyone who wasn’t there themselves. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]

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