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“I think it is the best description of a foreign correspondent’s career, and I doubt it will ever be bettered.”

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“Everything about this book is perfect, from the prose to the characters to the Swiss-clock workings of the plot.”

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“The older I got and the more wars I covered – I have done about 18 – the more true it became. Everything is there.”

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“I re-read it recently and was struck by how unchanged Fleet Street is, 80 years after it was written.”

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“Everybody remembers Fleet Street and journalism and Lord Copper and The Daily Beast but the novel is about a classic, almost Shakespearean, case of mistaken identity.”

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“Journalists would pride themselves on their amateurism, and Scoop shoves that back at them in spades.”

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“Before I worked for the Daily Express I thought Scoop was a marvellous work of fiction. Then I found it wasn’t that far from the truth.”

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