James Bone(1872-1962), Journalist
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After starting his career at the North British Daily Mail, Bone joined the London office of the Manchester Guardianin 1902. In 1912 he was made its London editor, a position he retained until his retirement in 1945. He is best remembered for his 'London Letter'. This was an article in the form of a letter to the editor that described events at home and abroad as seen from a London perspective. As well as political news, the column relayed to the northern reader many items of cultural and social interest. Typically it might include: art sales and exhibitions; court news and royal occasions; the weather; sporting news; current fashions or the arrival of interesting visitors from abroad.