The Press: Lady Rothermere's Dream

It was a trying day for the brand-new Lady Rothermere. Bewitching in the rose straw hat the Duchess of Westminster had brought her from Paris, she gave a party at the Dorchester to hear the election returns — and the news was a Labor sweep. Almost worse was the arrival of Lady Diana Duff Cooper, fresh from Paris, wearing an exact duplicate of the rose straw.

Fleet Street took a longer view. Hats and elections could come & go, but was this pretty, vivacious, 32-year-old woman about to rewrite a chapter of British news paper history? Her fondest hope had be...

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