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Her Ladyship is simply brilliant,
This review is from: A Diary of The Lady: My First Year as Editor (Hardcover)
This brilliant diary is witty, funny and eye-poppingly indiscreet. Rachel Johnson describes her first year as the editor of The Lady, a faded magazine in genteel decline. Crackling with energy, this book charts the head-on collision between Rachel (modern, metropolitan and smart as a whip) with its diehard readers who froth with indignation at any hint of change and the bemused owners, the Budworth family (who clearly didn't quite realise what they'd let themselves in for).
This book is also a page-turner. Will Rachel be able to turn the old girl round in time? She's clearly worked her socks off,and she's done a damn good job with the magazine. As a regular reader I can report that the new-look Lady is vastly improved: intelligent, warm, funny and packed with good writers - Alexander Chancellor, Mary Killen, Antonia Fraser, Quentin Letts, and lots of articles by Rachel Johnson herself.
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Initial post: 12 Oct 2010 19:34:51 BDT
'John Kercher (the father of Meredith, the student Foxy Knoxy was convicted of slaughtering) keeps sending in story ideas via email. It turns out he is an old-time contributor. Today I felt a rush of compassion and agreed to let him file a diary. Obviously, in the hope that he will be moved to write about his daughter. One has to be ruthless. How I felt when my daughter was killed in brutal sex-game by Foxy-Knoxy - hold the front page!
It's low of me, I know, but I am in the business of selling magazines, despite the 'Journal for Gentlewomen' tag round The Lady's neck.'
Rachel Johnson page 222 'A Diary'.
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