Recommended by Goldsboro Books
Chapman & Hall, 1938. First edition, first issue with 'as' in the last line of page 88. Original marbled cloth in second issue dustwrapper without the remains of 'Daily Beast' on the front panel. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper indeed, which shows some wear to the spine ends and corners and a few trivial closed tears, but is a generally well preserved copy.
Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another.Acting on a dinner-party tip from Mrs Algernon Smith, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. One of Waugh's most exuberant comedies, Scoop is a brilliantly irreverentsatire of Fleet Street and its hectic pursuit of hot news.