The Press: The Sweetest Story . . .

Among all the veteran newsmen, big byliners and trained seals who covered the royal wedding, there was one notable cub. For Rebecca West, 55, famed as a novelist, critic and deep student of homo politicus (TIME, Dec. 8), it was her first assignment in spot news reporting. Editor Herbert Gunn of London's Evening Standard had given her his paper's only pass to Westminster Abbey.

She proved his judgment and her own competence. She saw the ceremony, hurried back to Fleet Street in a Standard car. Cool and unhurried as a good rewrite-man, she filled...

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