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Set in the waning years of London’s Fleet Street, this is the story of John Dyson and his colleagues in the crossword and nature-notes section of an obscure London newspaper. The ambitious young Dyson dreams wistfully of trading his dead-end job for the fame and fortune to be found in a career in television. But when he finally gets his big break – an invitation to appear on a TV program – it turns out instead to be the beginning of a series of hilarious disasters …
Regarded by many as the best novel ever written about journalists, Michael Frayn’s brilliantly funny Towards the End of the Morning (1967) is justly celebrated as a classic.
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Paul says: ‘Capturing the last moments of fleet street by my favourite playwright.’