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Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 After the 1940s, when its circulation peaked, it went into a long decline, closing in 1992. It was revived in 1996, but closed again in 2002.

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George Melly: Revolt into Style (Allen Lane/Penguin Press)

Book Review by Geoffrey Cannon, Punch, 25 November 1970

"HERE LIES not only its origins, but its glory. It came, after all, out of a yearning for the marvellous, out of a need on ...

Old, Jilted and Fat: Julie Burchill: I Knew I Was Right

Book Review by Fiona Russell Powell, Punch, 14 February 1998

Julie Burchill is celebrating the publication of her autobiography, but does the book provide a realistic portrait of the venomous and personally troubled columnist? Fiona Russell ...

George Michael: My High Times with Gay George

Retrospective by Fiona Russell Powell, Punch, March 1998

George Michael made £50 million as the music businesses ultimate pin-up. It wouldn't do to compromise that by coming out as gay. But his carefully ...

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