The Spoiler

The Spoiler

A Novel

Book - 2013
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A dark hyper-comedy set in London in the late 1990s during the height of the newspaper wars just before the dot-com tidal wave. Honor Tait, a legendary prize-winning war correspondent (called in her day "The Newsroom Dietrich" because of her luminescent beauty) is now in her eighties and looking back at a career that saw her on the front lines and in the foxholes of every major theater of war in the twentieth century. Tamara Sim, a young feature writer who compiles lists (what's in/what's out, ten best/ten worst) for a newspaper gossip magazine, is sent to interview the venerated "doyenne of British journalists" for a well-respected publication. What starts out as a tango of wills and egos turns into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse as secrets are revealed, lies unearthed, and one paper plays off the other in a ruthless, desperate grab for sensation and circulation.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2013, c2011
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780345803887
0345803884
Characteristics: 287 p. ; 21 cm

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Jan 28, 2013

This encounter between the British tabloid press and a renowned foreign correspondent serves up a gripping story and brilliant social satire. A shockingly good first novel by a Fleet Street veteran who's not afraid to tell a few tales herself.

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