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by Lynn Barber
This is an account of the relationship between the Press and the British monarchy and its downfall. Why did the relationship change? How much was it as a result of public opinion, or was public opinion influenced by the Press? To what extent is the Murdoch Press responsible? Is it all a plot by the Australian media? What is it like to be a journalist or photographer making ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 25th 1999 by Penguin Books Ltd
(first published November 5th 1998)
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A collection of interviews with well-known English figures mainly from the worlds of politics and showbiz (e.g. Eddie Izzard, Stephen Fry, Felicity Kendall, Lord Rees-Mogg). Extremely diverting, but the reader needs some familiarity with the subjects in order to find the collection entertaining. I found her first book, Mostly Men, more interesting, simply because the subjects were better known.