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Harry Evans’s good times

The golden age of the 1970s cast a long shadow

By Magnus Linklater   December 2001

Tina and Harry: they hardly need surnames. She, Tina Brown, the tough, bright, ambitious English girl who turned around the fortunes of Vanity Fair and reinvented the New Yorker; he, Harold Evans, the legendary editor of the Sunday Times in its heyday. They are probably the most famous journalistic duo of their time, which may explain the fate that has now befallen them. A muck-raking biography, Tina and Harry Come to America, recently published in the US, subjects them to tabloid-style scrutiny. It picks away at their reputations, damns their achievements with faint praise and consigns them to the bleak…

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