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”?