Geoffrey Wheatcroft: Harold Evans, 17 December 2009
Show More My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times – An Autobiography by Harold Evans.
Little, Brown, 515 pp., £25, September 2009, 978 1 4087 0203 1Show More
“... As the 19th century turned into the 20th, the English press was diverse and vigorous. Apart from the Times, whose threepenny price marked it as the newspaper of record for the ruling class, London had a clutch of what were conveniently known as penny papers. On one side were the Tory Morning Post, Daily Telegraph and Standard, on the other, the Liberal Daily News and Daily Chronicle, surviving or even thriving on circulations well under 50,000 ...”