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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780718192327
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $32.99

A Diary of The Lady

My First Year As Editor




A dangerously frank and hilarious account of Rachel Johnson's year turning around the venerable The Lady magazine

'The whole place seemed completely bonkers: dusty, tatty, disorganized and impossibly old-fashioned, set in an age of doilies and flag-waving patriotism and jam still for tea, some sunny day.'

Appointed editor of The Lady - the oldest women's weekly in the world - Rachel Johnson faced the challenge of a lifetime. For a start, how do you become an editor when you've never, well, edited? How do you turn around a venerable title, full of ads for walk-in baths, during the worst recession EVER? And forget doubling the circulation in a year - what on earth do you wear to work when you've spent the last fifteen years at home in sweatpants?

Will Rachel save The Lady - or sink it?

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780718192327
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson writes for (among others) the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the Evening Standard. She is married with three children and lives in Notting Hill Gate.

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