The Leeds-based writer was a teenage mum, and while scandal sheets
would have us believe that such a thing leads to ruin and dashed dreams, Mellor is proof positive that that needn't be the case.
Dress well, avoid reading the scandal sheets
at the checkout and say hello to people you recognize.
In the 1940s and 1950s, scandal sheets
like Confidential and Whisper routinely threatened to publish salacious photos of stars like Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter or Guy Madison.
Anyway, I was scanning the rival scandal sheets
in search of something to pinch and claim as my own when, in one of those posh papers where readers invariably write smarter stuff than anything the hacks can manage, I came across a letter to the editor from Sue Martin of Newcastle.
While Britain loves its scandal sheets
, even more than the United States, News of the World was its best selling.
The book is a lively recounting of Bannister's career with the supermarket scandal sheets
, which began when he left his native England in the early 1970s to work for the Florida-based Enquirer.
are going after Assange for an alleged rape in Sweden, where a couple of his consensual sex partners admitted that they wouldn't have pressed charges if he had willingly been tested for HIV.
The mini mogul is happy for his scandal sheets
to dish out criticism, but can't take it himself.
Barrington's career is carefully researched and the newspaper reports and scandal sheets
have been studied and recorded with great effect.
Dennis's chapter on the "flash" newspapers--a short-lived syndicate of scandal sheets
that appeared in the early 1840s--has been scooped: Last year, Cohen, Gilfoyle, and Horowitz produced The Flash Press, an exhaustive introduction to the papers, published with excerpts.
He was married to an elegant wife, Maeve, but their marriage was dragged through the scandal sheets
after a Belgium paper claimed, just before Pope John Paul II's visit to Ireland in 1979, that Hillery had had a long affair with a Belgian woman.
but with none of the narrative saliva that one might associate with grubby scandal sheets