Monopoly Mule

Anthony Howard

  • Plant Here the ‘Standard’ by Dennis Griffiths
    Macmillan, 417 pp, £35.00, November 1995, ISBN 0 333 55565 1

Evening newspapers are an endangered species. When I started out as a journalist in 1958, there were not only three in London but three in New York as well. Today each of these cities can boast just one, with Washington, since the death of the Washington Star in 1981, possessing none at all. It is, therefore, a bold and defiant moment to produce an elaborate house history of one of the few survivors of a declining newspaper art-form – at least in the English-speaking world.

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