Sex Change Pope in Royal Mercy Dash
How's that for an eyecatching headline? The late Keith Waterhouse (hereafter refrred to as KW) wrote features, articles and columns for the Daily Mirror for many years. His novels, including Billy Liar, have sold throughout the world and many are still in print.
Waterhouse on Newspaper Style was originally written as a guide for Daily Mirror journalists. It has been out of print (and highly sought after) for many years, but now it's back in paperback form. KW was the consummate journalist, and in this book gives useful advice on how to write clearly and concisely, and remembering the four 'W's' of journalism - who, what, where, and when.
Every writer or journalist should have this KW book on their desk, along with his other book, 'English, Our English (and how to sing it), which in my opinion, is far better than 'Eats Shoots and Leaves', as a guide to English Grammar and sentence construction.