Voice of Britain: The Inside Story of the Daily Express - Robert Allen; John Frost;Patrick Stephens, 1983, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.
Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Never before has an outsider penetrated the unknown territory of the Daily Express and written about what he found there. This is a unique view of one of our most popular daily newspapers filled with fascinating insights into those personalities who have made the paper what it is today. There are interviews with Jean Rook, Sir Osbert Lancaster, Jak, Michael Cummings, Roy Ullyett and even an exclusive hard-to-get interview with the legendary Giles. The story of the newspaper is told in detail. And what a story! For many years the Express was dominated by the powerful personality of Lord Beaverbrook, one of the most controversial figures of a profession which is rich in ‘characters’. Beaverbrook used his great wealth and his powerful newspapers to advocate his own imperialist policies. But he was shrewd enough to realise that the public would only read his opinions if they were presented in an attractive paper and so he hired the best talent around in order to push the Daily Express to the very top of the readership ratings. For very many years the Express has been synonymous with lively, interesting reading and the public entertained by many great names as diverse as Chapman Pincher, Beachcomber, Strube, Percy Hoskins, Sefton Delmer, Victor Blackman — and Rupert! Today the paper is still never far from the limelight. In the late 1970s it became a tabloid to modernise its image. For Express readers and all others interested in Press history this is a book not to be missed.”