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The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid

The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Tame, Adrian

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    5 Aug 20

Before Fake News, there was the real Fake News. There was Truth. Hailed as `a fearless exposer of folly, vice and crime' when it first hit the streets in the 1890s, Truth was later condemned by a High Court Judge as `a wretched little paper, reeking of filth, injurious to the hea...lth of house servants and young girls'. Much later it earned the nickname `The Old Whore of La Trobe Street'. Truth was called many things but it was never boring. Adrian Tame knows that better than anyone as he worked for Truth for more than a decade as a reporter and news editor. In the years it was owned by the Murdoch family he worked alongside young Rupert as he cut his teeth on the shock horror scandals that graced the pages of Truth when it was selling a whopping 400,000 copies a week. Funny, often outrageous and always thoroughly entertaining, The Awful Truth is a rollercoaster ride through an colourful era of newspapers and larger-than-life reporters that we will never see the like of again.
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ISBN 9781760850494
Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760850494
Stock Release date is 5 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
Imprint Simon & Schuster Australia
Published 5 Aug 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tame, Adrian
Category Reportage & Collected Journalism: From C 1900 -
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
Press & Journalism
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: The Arts