Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
In Scoop, surreptitiously dubbed "a newspaper adventure," Waugh flays Fleet Street and the social pastimes of its war correspondants as he tells how William Boot became the star of British super-journalism and how, leaving part of his shirt in the claws of the lovely Katchen, he returned from Ishmaelia to London as the Daily's Beast's more accoladed overseas reporter.
The 251st greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 18th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
- - 54th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
- - 75th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)