The Press: Brother Act

As young men in Cardiff, Wales, the Cudlipp brothers—Percy, Reginald and Hugh—had a long-standing family bet on which would be the youngest editor of a Fleet Street newspaper. The Cudlipps were sons of a traveling salesman who could not afford to send any of them to college, so they started in journalism early. At twelve, Percy was sending poetry regularly to the South Wales News. Two years later he got a job as a copy boy on the paper, soon after became a reporter. Reg, five years younger, started on Cardiff's Western Mail and South Wales News, soon became a subeditor....

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