Jenny Selby-Green began her career as a journalist in the early 1950s when she joined her local newspaper as a junior reporter. She worked on several provincial weeklies and magazines as a reporter, columnist and editor. She now lives in Chipping Norton where her involvement with West Oxfordshire Writers, the theatre writing group and the Chipping Norton Literary Festival influenced her decision, after she was widowed, to come out of retirement and start again.
TO BED ON THURSDAYS is Jenny Selby-Green’s delightful memoir of life as a newspaper reporter in 1950s Britain. In the course of her work, Jenny was bullied by Robert Maxwell, snubbed by President Eisenhower, entranced by Sophia Loren and stalked by a delusional actor named Nigel. Her memoir celebrates a simpler age when newspapers were respected and news-gathering was still an honourable trade.