- 275 pages
- Evelyn Waugh
- 15 December 2017 Evelyn Waugh
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, Lord Copper Feels Convinced That He Has Hit On Just The Chap To Cover A Promising War In The African Republic Of Ishmaelia So Begins Scoop, Waugh S Exuberant Comedy Of Mistaken Identity And Brilliantly Irreverent Satire Of The Hectic Pursuit Of Hot News.
Evelyn Waugh s father Arthur was a noted editor and publisher His only sibling Alec also became a writer of note In fact, his book The Loom of Youth 1917 a novel about his old boarding school Sherborne caused Evelyn to be expelled from there and placed at Lancing College He said of his time there, the whole of English education when I was brought up was to produce prose writers it was al