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Submitted by Jan Bannister (not verified) on 28 Oct 2015 - 08:05 Permalink

I have a first edition copy of this book, 1950. Good condition, no fly cover. Anyone interested?

Submitted by nat jackson-bream (not verified) on 14 Nov 2013 - 15:13 Permalink

this is my families history.. they were the owners of the newpapers at that time and my great grandfather started up kemsley newpapers

Submitted by Deiniol ap Deiniol (not verified) on 07 Jun 2010 - 01:22 Permalink

I was reminded of this book when reading Joseph Connolly's "Modern First Editions, and noting the reference to Ian Fleming. I picked up a copy of this years ago in a charity shop, signed by Viscount Kemsley (signing as 'Kemsley') in ink (there is a slight reverse image on the facing page). Part of my small collection of oddball signed first editions (mostly acquired in charity shops - my favourite is a signed copy of Anthony Burgess' "A mouthful of air which cost me £1!) I note that there are currently 4 copies on ebay, three at £30 and one at £43, although I doubt they will fly off the shelves at that price. I haven't looked at this for years: I have far too many books (!?) and it's on a shelf somewhere, although I recall it as being quite interesting as a depiction of the old way of doing newspapers with many interesting photos. Deiniol ap Deiniol.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 21 Oct 2008 - 21:49 Permalink

I've a second edition copy of this book which I picked up eons ago when I started in newspapers - original cost 25' net!
Submitted by Alfred Armstrong on 22 Sep 2008 - 20:43 Permalink

Would the previous commenter get in touch with me directly please, using the contact form on this site? It's at

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 20 Sep 2008 - 11:54 Permalink

I have a copy of this book which belonged to my late husband who was a journalist with the Express Group. It is a book I will never read, is it too good to give to a charity shop or what?