A tribute to Agnes Frimston, 1987-2023

The former deputy editor of The World Today was an innovative journalist who refreshed the magazine and whose kindness endeared her to all, writes Alan Philps.

The World Today
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Alan Philps

Former Editor, The World Today, Communications and Publishing

Agnes Frimston started her career in magazine editing in the time-honoured fashion of journalists – waiting in the street to ask a question in a way that cannot be brushed aside. Her target was Rachel Johnson, editor of The Lady.

Johnson recalls that ‘a pre-Raphaelite beauty with crimson lips and thick woolly tights under shorts’ blocked her path and asked: ‘Would you give me work experience at The Lady?’ The editor couldn’t say no to such a determined approach, and Agnes started the next Monday. From her perch at The Lady, Agnes gained a three-month internship at Chatham House during which she applied for the post of assistant editor of The World Today.

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