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Jean Rook
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Born in Hull, East Yorkshire
Born on 13rd of November 1931
Died in 1991

The self-styled First Lady of Fleet Street, Jean Rook worked her way up a very male-dominated industry to become a celebrated columnist on The Daily Express, and in that way could be considered a role model. But brash, inconstant and never short of a loud opinion she appealed to a public keener for condemnation than contemplation.

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