James Douglas (journalist)

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James Douglas ca. 1909

James Douglas (1867–1940) was a British critic, newspaper editor and author.

Douglas edited The Star from 1908 to 1920, then the Sunday Express until 1931.[1] He was a supporter of censorship, and called for several books to be banned, most notably The Well of Loneliness.[2] He was mocked by P. R. Stephensen and Jack Lindsay in The Sink of Solitude (1928).[3]


  1. ^ Randolph Spencer Churchill and Martin Gilbert, Winston S. Churchill: 1914-1916, p.128
  2. ^ James Armstrong (1931) "The Publication, Prosecution and Re-Publication of James Hanley's Boy", p.353 The Library (1997) s6-19 (4):351-362.
  3. ^ "FANFROLICO PRESS" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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Preceded by
Ernest Parke
Editor of The Star
Succeeded by
Wilson Pope
Preceded by
Editor of the Sunday Express
with John Gordon 1928–1931

Succeeded by