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Fleet Street
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Fleet Street

Round the Clock

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Fleet Street by Gordon Allan

Book Description

Fleet Street as a newspaper centre is no more but as a symbol of the inky trade it has yet to be superseded by Canary Wharf or anywhere else. This is the story, different in detail but no different in kind from many others, of one provincial who came to Fleet Street when it was Fleet Street, went away for a short while, and then returned for good. Much of the book was written from memory. Fleet Street Round the Clock is about newspaper life before laptops replaced typewriters and hot metal was relegated to the past. Those were the days when Fleet Street, the real Fleet Street -- was the goal of every young journalist with an ounce of ambition. The sense of learning the craft of writing for a newspaper was paramount.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781898595205
ISBN-10: 1898595208
Format: Paperback
(140mm x 215mm x 8mm)
Pages: 60
Imprint: The Alpha Press Ltd
Publisher: The Alpha Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Gordon Allan

First and Last Editions by Gordon Allan First and Last Editions, Paperback (January 2002)

This volume, which is a mixture of fact, anecdote and quotation, describes the author's meandering exploration of some of the best of England's provincial second-hand bookshops from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the Isles of Scilly.

Not All Mud and Scrums by Gordon Allan Not All Mud and Scrums, Paperback (September 1996)

A celebration of Rugby Union, based upon a sports journalist's recollections of 50 years of following the sport, before the game moved into its modern period, governed by money and media interests. The book begins and ends with the historic Scotland-England match at Murrayfield in 1925.

Sporting Wanderer by Gordon Allan Sporting Wanderer, Paperback (January 1995)

The sequel to "Bowling Enchanted Woods". This is an anthology of short essays on sport - serious and satirical, sad and funny. There are pieces on players, matches and soccer hooligans, and also on the weather.

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Author Biography - Gordon Allan

Gordon Allan entered journalism straight from school in Aberdeen. His Fleet Street career was spent mostly at The Times.

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