Consumer Magazines Of The British Isles

Overview

Consumer magazines have a long history in the United Kingdom and Ireland beginning in the seventeenth century, and a number of them that date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are still flourishing. This reference volume offers a representative sample of the current British magazine market, providing detailed profiles of fifty magazines, written mainly by scholars from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, and supplementary data on many others. The separately profiled magazines range from the ...

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Overview

Consumer magazines have a long history in the United Kingdom and Ireland beginning in the seventeenth century, and a number of them that date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are still flourishing. This reference volume offers a representative sample of the current British magazine market, providing detailed profiles of fifty magazines, written mainly by scholars from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, and supplementary data on many others. The separately profiled magazines range from the venerable The Scots Magazine (1739), Spectator (1828), Punch (1841), and The Illustrated London News (1842) to relative newcomers of the 1980s such as Country Living (1985), Prima (1986), Q (1986), and House Beautiful (1989). Included are major circulation leaders like Radio Times, Smash Hits, and Woman's Own, prestigious and influential journals like The Economist and New Scientist, regional magazines like Cumbria and The Dalesman, general interest magazines, and a wide variety of magazines in targeted subject or readership categories, like cars, homes, nature, and sports.

Each essay consists of a narrative history from the magazine's founding to the present, concluding with information sources and data on periodicity, publishers, locations of the magazines in the United States, editors, title changes, and circulation. Appendixes list the fifty magazines by date of founding and in subject categories; succinct data on 330 additional British consumer magazines appears in a directory. The volume opens with a concise history of British periodicals. Intended specifically for reference use on British journals, this volume will also be useful for research in journalism history and British cultural history.

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This reference samples the current British magazine market, providing detailed profiles of 50 magazines and supplementary data on many others. The separately profiled magazines range from the venerable to newcomers of the 1980s, and include major circulation leaders, prestigious and influential journals, regional magazines, general interest magazines, and a variety of magazines in targeted subject categories. Succinct data on 330 additional magazines appears in a directory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Meet the Author

SAM G. RILEY is Professor of Communication Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
BBC Wildlife 1
The Burlington Magazine 4
Classic and Sportscar 11
Classic Cars 15
Company 19
Country Life 23
Country Living 29
Cumbria 33
The Dalesman 38
The Economist 43
Encounter 49
The Face 56
Geographical 61
Golf Monthly 66
Harpers & Queen 70
Harrods Magazine 74
Horse and Hound 76
House Beautiful 79
Ideal Home 83
The Illustrated London News 88
In Britain 94
Ireland of the Welcomes 101
The Lady 105
The Listener 110
Living 114
Magill 119
Mayfair 122
The Month 125
New Scientist 128
New Statesmen and Society 134
The People's Friend 139
Prima 146
Private Eye 149
Punch 154
Q 162
Radio Times 166
Royalty Monthly 172
The Scots Magazine 175
She 181
Shoot 185
Smash Hits 189
Spare Rib 193
Spectator 197
Tatler 206
This England 210
Time Out 215
The T.V. Times 219
Woman 222
Woman's Journal 226
Woman's Own 230
App. A: Chronological List of Magazines, by Year Founded 235
App. B: British Consumer Magazines by Subject Category 247
App. C: Directory of Additional British Consumer Magazines 253
Selected Bibliography 275
Index 283
About the Editor and Contributors 297
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