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Lydia's Lives: Beyond 'Pride and Prejudice' Paperback – February 16, 2011
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John Rickard worked as a journalist for nearly 40 years, including 15 years in the Far East, based in Japan/Korea, and four years in the Middle East, Sultanate of Oman. His early career included three years with Reuters News Agency, including a brief time as a war correspondent. Then he worked for a variety of newspapers and publications full-time and as a freelance in a number of countries. Posts included reporter, sub-editor, columnist, editor, publisher, and newspaper owner. Among the many publications he wrote for were the Chicago Tribune, London Daily Mail, Melbourne Herald, South China Morning Post, Singapore Strait Times. He also had experience as a radio journalist, news and features, delivering programmes and writing scripts. His first newspaper job was with the New York Times at its wartime Fleet Street bureau – as a messenger boy in the photographic department. At 13 he received 1 guinea for sale of short-short story to London evening paper ‘The Star’. His first sale ever! He had a variety of jobs after leaving school at age 14. Then spent six years in the Army, including service in Korea (South and North) with Commonwealth Public Relations Unit and as news editor/broadcaster with the US Armed Forces Radio Service (Tokyo).