Over the course of a career spanning70 years, William Deedes, or "Dear Bill," has become one of the most respected and admired journalists of the last century. This is his story, told with his characteristic modesty, insight and wit. As a young reporter, Bill Deedes was sent off to cover the Abyssinian war, thereby gaining him a reputation as a fearless war reporter and also inadvertently providing Evelyn Waugh with the inspiration for "Scoop"'s hero, Henry Boot. Kept on after the "Telegraph" merger, Bill rose through the ...

Dear Bill: A Memoir 1997, Pan MacMillan, London

ISBN-13: 9781405052665