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Author: Evelyn Waugh
In SCOOP, surreptitiously dubbed a "newspaper adventure," Evelyn Waugh flays Fleet Street and the social pastimes of its war correspondents. He tells how William Boot became the star of British super-journalism and how, leaving the part of his shirt in the claws of the lovely Katchen, he returned from Ishmaeilia to London as the Daily Beast's mo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780001047020
ISBN-10: 0001047027
Publication Date: 9/27/1993

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Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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John Courtney Boot, an author of absurd sounding novels and travelogues, at introduction appears to be an alter-ego of the Waugh. He is about to become a war correspondenthe thinks. Lord Copper, head of the Beast confuses him with William Boot, a regular contributor to the newspaper of nothing interesting. Thus, William becomes their foreign war correspondent covering a probably not civil war in the land-locked East-African nation of Ishmaelia. Nothing is sacred in this parody of Fleet Street and in the end it is the press that gets the boot. Aficionados of Waugh will recognize several of the supporting cast: Lady Metroland, Lords Copper and Zinc, Lady Cockpurse, and Professor Jellaby.
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