Feb 22, 2013
Brace yourself for deep truths about newspapers and reporting, in a world where the characters have names with a strange resemblance to typefaces, and where no magic is used to make the news, only identifying the story. Brilliant satire from Terry Pratchett in The Truth: what more do you need?
Feb 15, 2013
It;s the 1950s and Monica Dickens is a very junior reporter on a very local paper. It's always her turn to make the tea. She bicycles everywhere. She lodges with the landlady from hell. Her stories about post-war life for ordinary people are heart-breaking and appalling. This is proper reportage.
Feb 8, 2013
It's the late 1930s, and the newspaper industry is not so much a trade as a profession for gentlemen. Lord Cropper knows so little about how his empire works that he sends the wrong man to a war zone. In Waugh's Scoop, a fine satire on newspaper mayhem, an unknown nobody learns how to be a journalist in north Africa...
Feb 1, 2013
Potterism is a way of thinking, in that it isn't thinking at all, just repeating stale thoughts and unfinished ideas. The Anti-Potterism League wishes to combat the deadly malaise of Potterism spread by the Potter empire's newspapers, but they get caught up in their own cleverness. Rose Macaulay's satire of the 1920s...