Tales from the Typewriter III

Joy Billington

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Synopsis: Tales From The Typewriter III is a nifty little volume, full of charm of intrigue, It contains lots of surprises and is never lacking in drama. The contents are as varied as the author's own life and the people who made it so fascinating. She has put her acquaintance with the rich, the powerful and the famous to very good use here, as in the previous volumes.

About the Author: Joy Billington's career began with the Singapore Standard (1952-55), took her and then husband Reg Billington to Kota Kinabalu, then called Jesselton in Sabah (North Borneo) where she wrote for the North Borneo News and Sabah Times (1957-1960), then back to Singapore where she freelanced, and also spent a year studying at the English department of Singapore University under poet Dennis Enright. Returning to Europe in 1964, Joy worked for the Richmond and Twickenham Times and the London Times, then under the editorship of Sir William Haley, with Susanne Puddefoot as women's editor. In 1967 she came to Washington D.C. with a handful of assignments for the Times and the Telegraph, freelanced on a shoestring for a year (USIA magazines paid 10 cents a word then), and joined the Evening Star, later the Washington Star, until its sad demise in 1981. The next stage was a six-month stint as "Entertainment Tonight's" Washington person, when Jim Bellows edited it, and four years writing a weekly Reagan White House column for the San Diego Union. In 1985, she left for Scotland with here husband, Rev Joseph Doty, where she freelanced again for the Times, Telegraph and various magazines. With her husband, they then moved to Northhamptonshire, where he took over three churches for the Earl Spencer, father of Princess Diana. On their retirement in 1992, Joy and Joe decide to divide the year between the UK and the U.S. She took up writing various personal biographies for friends, as well as her own autobiography, Incarnations; From Rome to Canterbury, Joseph Doty's biography; Tales from the Typewriter; and More Tales from the Typewriter.

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Title: Tales from the Typewriter III
Publisher: Wilderness
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