Lord Copper, proprietor of the Daily Beast, prides himself on his flair for spotting ace reporters. Acting on a tip from Mrs Algernon Stitch, he feels he has hit on just the chap to cover a war in the African Republic of Ishmalia... Here begins Waugh's comedy of mistaken identity and his satire on Fleet Street and its pursuit of news.
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Evelyn Waugh was one of literature's great curmudgeons and a scathingly funny satirist. Scoop is a comedy of England's newspaper business of the 1930s and the story of William Boot, a innocent hick from the country who writes careful essays about the habits of the badger. Through a series of accidents and mistaken identity, Boot is hired as a war correspondent for a Fleet Street newspaper. The uncomprehending Boot is sent to the fictional African country of Ishmaelia to cover an expected revolution. Although he has no idea what he is doing and he can't understand the incomprehensible telegrams from his London editors, Boot eventually gets the big story.From the Publisher:
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Book Description Penguin Classic, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140182489
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