Other Fleet Street
How Manchester Made Newspapers National
By Robert Waterhouse
First Edition Limited
319 pages, Illustrated, 7 ½" x 9 ¾"
$47.50 Paper Original
This book is a celebration of the years between 1900 and 1989 when daily national
newspapers were published in Manchester. The word published means just that:
a place where newspapers are originated, edited and printed.
A focus for several thousand people - editors, reporters, photographers, sports
writers, feature writers, theater and music critics, sub-editors, messengers,
copytakers, darkroom operatives, compositors, readers, stereo and machine-room
men, publishing staff, van drivers, advertising sales and circulation departments
and so on.
A 24-hour, three-dimensional world driven by ambition, hope, fear, humor, lust
and greed - not unlike the society it reflected. A distribution network stretching
from the west of Ireland to the North of Scotland from above a wavy line from
Skegness to Aberystwyth. A provincial center which was, for once, national.
The other Fleet Street.
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