The news webpage Business Insider has published a list of recommended books by British authors for reading on the long, cold winter nights now being experienced rather early this year in the UK. Among the 15 books selected, about half are 19th century classics. Waugh’s 1938 novel Scoop is among the 20th century books on the list:
Evelyn Waugh’s best known and most exhuberant comedy definitely won’t disappoint. Lord Copper, editor of the Daily Beast, thinks he found the best journalist to cover a little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia, and it all goes downhill from there. Evelyn Waugh’s “Scoop” is a satire of Fleet Street’s need for hot news.