Tells It Like It Is

Posted on by David Gelber

There are several good reasons to buy and to read this book by Michael Leapman. It is the most comprehensive account in years of Britain’s wildly competitive national newspaper press – by a journalist whose every page is crammed with narrative. It is by a journalist, furthermore, who really attempts to be fair, though his […]

Reporting the Third World: Indian Rumours

Posted on by David Gelber

On the night of 1st January 1978, an Air-India flight from Bombay to Dubai crashed soon after take-off. I happened to be in Calcutta at that time, stringing from abroad for the Sunday Times to whom I immediately telexed suggesting a story. The Sunday Times has often done major stories on air-crashes and clearly the […]

Pure Heaven

Posted on by David Gelber

Were you to take a peek into A C Benson’s Commonplace Book, you would, after a bit, come across the following exhortation from Dr F J Foakes Jackson: ‘It’s no use trying to be clever – we are all clever here. Just try to be kind – a little kind.’ It was addressed, at the […]

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