Over the course of a career spanning seventy years, William Deedes - 'dear Bill' has become one of the most respected and admired journalists. This is his memoir which provides an idiosyncratic perspective on matters political and social, British and global, for the greater part of the twentieth century and beyond.
Over the course of a career spanning 70 years, William Deedes, or "Dear Bill," has become one of the most respected and admired journalists of the last century. This is his story, told with his characteristic modesty, insight and wit. As a young reporter, Bill Deedes was sent off to cover the Abyssinian war, thereby gaining him a reputation as a fearless war reporter and also inadvertently providing Evelyn Waugh with the inspiration forScoop's hero, Henry Boot. Kept on after the Telegraph merger, Bill rose through the ranks until he was eventually made editora position he held for several years. Today he continues to write for theTelegraph as well as work tirelessly for charity.