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The Laughter of Triumph: William Hone and the Fight for the Free Press, by Ben Wilson, examines the forgotten hero of the British press, and the story of his struggle for free expression against repressive law.
Ben Wilson was born in 1980, studied history at Pembroke College, Cambridge as an undergraduate and graduate. He has worked as a researcher for Professor David Starkey's TV series The Monarchy. He lives in East London.
"'Wonderfully stirring. The tale Wilson has to tell is so exciting, and the bravura with which he recounts it so infectious, that his case becomes irresistible.' Guardian 'Ben Wilson may be only 25, but he is already an exceptional talent.' Observer 'This excellent biography is a timely reminder of the astonishing power of the press in the hands of a single free, fearless, and long-since forgotten practitioner.' Daily Telegraph"