Publishing Lives – BBC Radio4

October 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm (books, entertainment, jane austen) (, , , , , , )

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BBC Radio4’s recent program “Publishing Lives” has ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT to listen. Five parts, each 15-minute episode features a different publisher:

  • John Murray – publisher of Byron and Austen, among so many others
  • Allan Lane – founder of the Penguin Publishing’s paperback empire, including Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  • Harold Macmillan – the “publishing Prime Minister,” who may have foreseen the “ebook”!
  • George Weidenfeld – post-World War II émigrés, Nigel Nicolson, Lady Antonia Fraser, and Lolita
  • Geoffrey Faber – bored with beer– how about a book, perhaps “of Practical Cats”?

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