Please join moderator Kathy Schultenover and the Parnassus Book Club for a discussion of Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop. Parnassus Book Club meetings are free and open to anyone. Buy the book, read the book and join the discussion!
Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his gift for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and might not in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs. Algernon Stitch, Lord Copper believes he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising war in the African republic of Ishmaelia. So begins Scoop, Waugh’s exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news.