PUBLISHED CORRESPONDENCE BY MARK TAHA: 1991-2000


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Evening Standard, March 4, 1991



Woman’s Realm, 1990s - page 10!


Hackey Gazette, April 5, 1991


East London Advertiser, May 3, 1991


Islington Gazette, August 29, 1991, page 6



STORY PAPER COLLECTORS’ DIGEST, VOLUME 46 No. 542 FEBRUARY 1992, page 25


STORY PAPER COLLECTORS’ DIGEST, VOLUME 46 No. 544 APRIL 1992


City Limits, July 16-23, 1992, page 16


New Statesman, August 7, 1992, page 30


Hackney Gazette, circa August 14, 1992
Re the above, I am fairly certain I got the year right.


Islington Gazette, August 27, 1992


New Statesman September 11, 1992


City Limits, September 24-October 1, 1992, page 98


Hackney Gazette, November 6, 1992, page 6


Islington Gazette, February 4, 1993


Sunday Mirror, February 14, 1993


Islington Gazette, March 3, 1993


Hackney Gazette, March 11, 1993



Hackney Gazette, April 2, 1993



Hackney Gazette, April 16, 1993


Guardian, September 6, 1993
I found the above in the NCROPA files. David Webb had added a note to the effect that Mark was a NCROPA member.



East London Advertiser, circa early October 1993


Guardian, November 4, 1993


Daily Mirror, November 10, 1993, page 18


Today, Monday, November 15, 1993, page 26


Hackney Gazette, December 3, 1993, page 6


Tottenham Journal, February 10, 1994


Daily Mail, April 13, 1994, page 49


Islington Gazette, April 14, 1994



Ealing Gazette, May 6, 1994



Hackney Gazette, May 27, 1994


Hackney Gazette, September 16, 1994


Hackney Gazette, October 10, 1994


Daily Mail, October 20, 1994, page 54


Hornsey Journal, October 27, 1994, page 8
The above appears also to have been published in the Tottenham Journal.


Islington Gazette, December 22, 1994


Story Paper Collectors’ Digest, January, 1995
The above PDF file includes the front cover and the whole of page 15. A review by Taha was published in the same issue.


News Of The World, January 22, 1995


Daily Mirror, March 23, 1995


Letter from Micheal Jacob of SeledTV, May 1, 1995


Ealing Gazette, May 12, 1995


Daily Mail, August, 1995, page 39



Hackney Gazette, August 17, 1995


Tottenham & Wood Green Journal, August 17, 1995, page 12


The Independent, August 24, 1995

The above letter appeared on page 6; the following was extracted from the top of the page in the NewsUK database:

“This week’s problem: Marina has a problem with her children’s appearances. Her 14-year-old son is planning to get a ring through his nose, with or without his parents’ permission; her 12-year-old daughter wears mini-skirts so short her bottom shows. Marina wants to give them their freedom but doesn’t know how far she should go" The Independent (London); Aug 24, 1995; Virginia Ironside; p. 6”

I’m not sure how Taha and others managed to respond to this the same day!


The Guardian, September 19, 1995, page 8 (from the Education Supplement)
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK); below is the letter from the actual newspaper.


STORY PAPER COLLECTORS’ DIGEST, VOL. 49 No. 586 OCTOBER 1995, page 19


STORY PAPER COLLECTORS’ DIGEST, November 1995, page 29


New Statesman, November 3, 1995


Evening Standard, November 24, 1995


Tonight, November 24, 1995, page 4 (London local evening newspaper).


Hackney Gazette, December 28, 1995


STORY PAPER COLLECTORS’ DIGEST, VOL. 50, No. 590, FEBRUARY 1996, page 14


Evening Standard, March 7, 1996
The above was found in a Campaign Against Censorship file, so presumably the date is accurate.


Hackney Gazette, March 28, 1996


Hackney Gazette, April 4, 1996, page 26
The above is a letter in response to a previous letter by Mark.



Hackney Gazette, April 25, 1996, page 32



Ealing Gazette, May 17, 1996

Letter to “Mr. Topa”
The above is from Maureen Pattison of Carlton Television. I found this in a CAC file; Mark does not have a copy of his letter of inquiry, but it should be evident from this reply what it concerned.

This was published here March 26, 2014; at the time I was scanning the CAC archive, and had forwarded the scan to webmaster Nigel Meek, who insisted on redacting it.


Daily Mail, August 28, 1996, page 45


Hackney Gazette, August 29, 1996, page 18


Ms London, 28 OCTOBER 1996, page 15



PERMISSION TO SPEAK SIR!, December 1996, pages 14-5
The title of the above is as printed on the front cover of this fanzine; it is a response to a Taha letter.


Islington Gazette, January 23, 1997, page 10



Guardian, January 28, 1997


Inside Soap, February 8-21, 1997, page 24


East London Advertiser, April 17, 1997, page 26



Hackney Gazette, April 17, 1997


Islington Gazette, April 17, 1997
Three letters in print the same day. No, I wish I were making this up.


Ealing Gazette, May 24, 1997
(The above is the best copy possible).


Independent (Education section), June 26, 1997


Hackney Gazette, July 31, 1997



Ealing Gazette, August 8, 1997
The above is a response to a letter by Taha in the previous issue, by a trading standards officer.


Islington Gazette, January 15, 1998, page 8


Daily Mail, November 17, 1998, page 59


Independent, November 18, 1998
The above is from an on-line database; the search terms have been highlighted.


Southern Cross, Issue 529, December 9, 1998, page 40


Independent, (London) January 20, 1999
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK).



STORY PAPER COLLECTORS’ DIGEST, FEBRUARY 1999, VOL. 53, No. 626


Guardian, (London) Wednesday, February 3, 1999
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK).


News Of The World, March 28, 1999
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK).


The Mail On Sunday, June 27, 1999


The Economist, September 4, 1999, issue 8135, page 10
(A screengrab from the Gale Vault)


South Africa Times UK, November 3, 1999, page 7


New Statesman, February 14, 2000
A screengrab from the magazine’s website.


Boxing News, May 12, 2000, page 21


The Times UK, May 24, 2000, page 23
A screengrab from the Times Digital Archive.






The five scans above are from Friends Of The Chalet School, August 2000, front cover, pages 7, 15-6 & 26.


What’s On TV, August 26, 2000


Guardian, October 17, 2000
The above may be from the Education supplement.


South Africa Times UK, October 25, 2000, page 9


The Times UK, November 18, 2000, page 113
A screengrab from the Times Digital Archive.


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