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Record 25223

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My objection to the policy of the 'Express' of late is that I can’t understand it—nor have I met anyone else who can. Therefore, however good the policy may be, the paper fails as the vehicle of it. . . . Lastly I will mention the question of your recent headlines. Considering that the immense psychological effect of headlines is largely the creation of people like yourself, Blum, and the Harmsworths, I think the Express might handle headlines with greater care than apparently it has been doing.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 7 Dec 1923
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Arnold Bennett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 May 1867
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer/journalist/reviewer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Express
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25223  
Source - Print  
  Author: Arnold Bennett
  Editor: James Hepburn
  Title: Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931
  Place of Publication: London: Oxford University Press
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: III
  Page: 206
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Lord Beaverbrook, from 75, Cadogan Square, dated 7th December 1923

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 206,, accessed: 02 June 2023

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