Saturday, February 18, 2006
The Daily Telegraph - Ideal for Pheasant Pluckers Everywhere
I was just flicking through The Spectator while...well, let's not go there... and came across a wonderful little anecdote about the size of newspapers. Martin Vander Weyer was talking to a woman over lunch about the success of the Observer now that it has gone to its new Berliner size. Apparently its circulation is up by 25%. "Oh dear," said the woman, "I simply couldn't bear it if the Telegraph went tabloid." Some of thought it did that content-wise years ago, but that's by the by. When she heard that Vander Weyer wrote for the Telegraph she said to him"Now you go and tell them from me, I shall be most put out if they change the size. It's perfect for plucking pheasants on!"