Scandal: A Scurrilous History of Gossip

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Atlantic, 2002 - History - 363 pages
Newspaper and magazine gossip is a potent and sulphurous brew - much derided and much devoured - that long ago became part of the daily diet of millions. The raw ingredients are scandal, rumour, glamour and scurrility, and the best is shot through with (preferably illicit) sex, disclosure and danger. How and why has this happened, and where will this obsession lead us?

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The Bubble of the Rabble
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