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Revamp required - who you gonna call? Rachel!,
This review is from: A Diary of The Lady: My First Year as Editor (Hardcover)
Fizzing and buzzing with day to day detail - The Diary of The Lady - will mostly interest those who have taken out a subscription or buy this jolly weekly; to which I signed up straight after the tv programme. Now we know 'How to be an Editor', as even with no previous experience, RJ takes on the task with gusto and panache. Apparently self confident but secretly squirming at her own faux pas; and how human is that.
The fun of this book is the naughtiness, the cheek, the indiscretion, some machiavellian plotting; the whole hearted enjoyment of the freebies and the low down on this individual office's habits. Eye opening for any country mouse to get the inside story of London society. Names are carelessly dropped and rather sweet stories bring some media names charmingly to life. Bumbling through the year ever in fear of being 'whacked' (sacked) the Captain of the Ladyship sails on through stormy seas and calm.
As to the mag itself -when The Lady arrives at our house my husband reads it before me. 'The Lady Likes' is my favourite page, I always want everything on it ditto the recommended beauty products. A great deal of hard work must go in to getting all the pages filled weekly. I now understand the thinking behind the products and services advertising alongside the content, and feel grateful that the companies that do use it are supporting the editorial. As always gazing at the life changing job opportunities offers a way out of the everyday. It really is very good value.
Good for Rachel, and long may you last.
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Initial post: 6 Jun 2012 17:02:51 BDT
Yes, the book is completely hilarious-at times I had to wipe away the tears.Rachel Johnson has all the wit of Nancy Mitford and the morals of the Borgias.
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