Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

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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.

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The 341st greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 18th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  2. - 54th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  3. - 75th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  4. - 84th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  5. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  6. - The Best Classics (The Times)

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