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It Just Came Floating By: Fleet Street A Photographer's Story
 
 

It Just Came Floating By: Fleet Street A Photographer's Story [Kindle Edition]

Harry Page
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In 1976, I decided to embark on a career as a newspaper photographer. Starting as a young freelance based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, I worked for local papers in the region. Within a few months, I was lucky enough to have the odd picture or two published by one of the national papers in Fleet Street.
After many years working as a freelance, I was offered a staff job at The Sun newspaper, in 1983. Over the next twenty-seven years, I worked for eight Fleet Street Editors, four of whom gave me staff positions on their great papers.
This book is the story of my career in Fleet Street and just a few of the amazing assignments that I was sent to cover, not just in the UK but all over the world.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 173 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KPF7IR8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous read from start to finish. 3 Jun. 2014
By goofy
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An amazing insight into the life of a Fleet Street photographer. What a career Harry Page had! A walk through the news stories of the last few decades and how those stories were obtained. Absolutely fascinating and a thoroughly great read. Finished it in a day as I couldn't put it down!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hold the front page 10 Jun. 2014
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Harry Page was one of the stars of that Golden Age, when the enormous egos of tabloid proprietors clashed with each other in the constant battle for circulation, and did so by employing very talented photographers, and journalists,not only to provide the images and copy that their readers wanted, but also to ensure that their work arrived back in their offices in time for the first edition.. If you want to read about the glamour of a wet afternoon at Winchester Crown Court, or the hardship of photographing Diana on Mustique, this book is for you. Throw in the difficulties of getting Ronnie Biggs back from Brazil or snapping Gary Glitter inside a Vietnamese prison and you have a very entertaining read. If you have any interest at all in the legend that was Fleet Street, do not miss this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 2 Jun. 2014
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I bought this book today and read it today! It was a brilliant read, a great insight into what goes on behind a photo in the newspapers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book. 25 July 2014
By SLN
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"Harry sounds like one hell of a nice guy" That was a direct quote from someone who borrowed my book.
She is right...Harry Page has a passion for his work. His enthusiasm shows with each assignment whether it's the glamour of a Royal trip in the Caribbean or door-stepping a very ordinary person on a cold wet day. This book gives a welcoming insight into how a picture makes it from an idea to the front page. You may remember seeing many of the pictures Harry talks about in his book and now we find out the trials and tribulations he goes through to get them there.
An excellent read, couldn't put it down , highly recommended ....and please do a second book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It just came floating by, but did it really? 17 Jun. 2014
By Steve
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Having worked in the golden age of journalism Harry has enjoyed a most fascinating life, finding himself embroiled in love, war and tragedy beyond belief. Through this book Harry allows us a glimpse of his life and experiences which results in a series of stories which are hard to put down. This opportunity to see life through the lens of a Fleet Street photographer should not be missed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This is an amazing insight into one man's amazing career who has photographed everything that has shaped our lives in the last 30 years, the sights, sounds and contrasts in what he has seen and done is mind blowing. Well done Harry great book
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Took this book on holiday with me - absolutely loved it, very well done. WOW, you have been to some places, met people and had a few experiences that most people could only dream of. I could not put it down...again very well done.

For anybody thinking about getting it - get it! If you want to read about a different point of view on a few of the major news stories from around the world over then last 20-30 years this will have you gripped
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight into another world. 2 July 2014
Wow.

The stories this man has to tell are amazing. Absolutely fantastic to see things from the other side of the lens; the subterfuge that's involved and the interesting tales he tells about the famous.

You won't be able to put it down. And if you can persuade Harry into your event to give a presentation on his photos, don't miss the chance. I've seen him in action. Fascinating!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant stuff. l am already waiting for book 2
A fascinating account of the life and work of a tabloid photographer.Written with charm, humour and honesty.Brilliant stuff.l am already waiting for book 2.
Published 4 months ago by diane king
5.0 out of 5 stars HARRY PAGE A GENIUS
This was well written and kept me wanting to read more. A great book HARRY. When is the next one out ?
Published 4 months ago by Grant Melton
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
Frisky tale from an era before the internet wrecked journalism, written by a snapper whose captions actually made sense.
Published 4 months ago by neil syson
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!
I really enjoyed reading this book about Harry Page's career in photography. I have known Harry most of my life and had know idea what his day to day life entailed. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Glibby
5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommend and didnt want the stories to end
fab read , highly recommend and didnt want the stories to end
Published 4 months ago by smswan
5.0 out of 5 stars A belter!
An excellent book written by a man who has been on many of the biggest stories to grace the front pages in the last two decades. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dan T
5.0 out of 5 stars Revealing & truly fascinating
I love how this book brings global events to life 'differently' through a unique insider's view. Fascinating & entirely entertaining!
Published 6 months ago by Katie Rowland
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read with a fantastic insight into the life of a Fleet Street photographer.
Published 6 months ago by jack flower
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable. I couldn't put it down!
Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars I It just came floating by
Excellent read and a great insight into the life of a newspaper photographer. I remember reading the stories but reading the book made all the more realistic.
Published 6 months ago by G. Hilder
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