The Spoiler

by Annalena McAfee

The Spoiler

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In the 1990s, during the waning days of print media, a gossip reporter tries to get all the dirt on an aging female war correspondent, in an encounter that will change both their lives.

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Lesser-Known Lit: Seeking Summer's Hidden Gems

As the fallout from the phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World drags on, Annalena McAfee's nasty and funny The Spoiler is an instructive look at London newspapers in the late '90s. Honor Tait is a fierce and crabby older war correspondent who has reported from the greatest hits of the 20th century: Buchenwald, Madrid, Korea. She has even interviewed Franco. Tamara Sim is the callow young features writer specializing in Hollywood tripe ("Ten Best Soap

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