More thrills than skills – A half-life in journalism, part 69

Over the next few weeks, is to publish, each weekday, edited extracts from the memoirs of Scottish war correspondent, Paul Harris. ‘More thrills than skills: A half-life in journalism’, is being scheduled for publication next year.

THESE days, such books are ten a penny but, in the mid-1970s, this was still controversial and highly original publishing.

I encouraged Tuppy to rewrite it for the British market with a new title, Take Me I’m Yours: A Guide to Feminine Psychology.

The brilliant title came to me in the bath one day as a tune with the lilting line ‘take me I’m yours’ came over on the radio.

This was, of course, long before the days political correctness intruded upon the scene.

Tuppy did a good job with it and we went off to Frankfurt to the Book Fair and proceeded to whip up enthusiasm for the book.