Peter Fryer, socialist writer
(February 18, 1927 - October 31, 2006)
published by Index Books
other writings on the1956
Fryer's classic account
of the armed confrontation between the Hungarian people and the
regime in 1956. Peter Fryer was the British Communist Party Daily
correspondent in Hungary whose dispatches were censored in London. No
account of the Hungarian revolution is complete without a study of
Fryer's reports. This
edition is expanded to include Peter Fryer's other writings of the
show how the shock waves affected the Communist Party in Britain.
The first two years' editions of the Newsletter, edited by Peter Fryer from 1957 to bring together those breaking from the
Communist Party and those on the left of the Labour Party, are available online here.
Politics of Windrush
reporter for the Daily
Worker, Peter Fryer met the Empire Windrush at Tilbury in
and interviewed many of the 492 West Indian passengers. Although black
people and other settlers had been in Britain for centuries, the
of the Windrush marked a turning point. The commitment to
of these African Caribbeans is a testimony to their resilience in the
of racism, loneliness and adversity. Encouraged to come to Britain
labour, they contributed to the rebuilding necessary after the second
book contains the text
of a talk given by Peter Fryer in Leeds and Brixton on the fiftieth
of the arrival of the Windrush. Edited by Clare Cowen, it is
with historical photographs and press cuttings and includes the
at the Brixton meeting.
Essential reading in the light of the more recent treatment of the 'Windrush generation' by the British government.
to new writers
to know when to use
a semi-colon or a comma? Peter Fryer's guidance on writing clear
prose is particularly good at puncturing the pompous and picking up the
pretentious. It includes chapters on topics such as how to write a
how to write a paragraph, how to write an article, how to write a news
story, and the signs of a careful writer.
Known as an
experienced socialist journalist,
Peter Fryer's style and tips are useful for anyone who needs to write
be understood, particularly for journalism and report-writing.
of British Black History
In a few
black people's contribution to British history is outlined. It shows
long there has been a significant black presence in Britain and
an account of the black Chartists. A vital part of the history of
A bibliography of Peter Fryer's published writings can be found at:
by Sidney Weaver of Peter Fryer and his son
reproduced from the dustjacket of Private Case, Public Scandal