John Sutherland: The pushiness of young men in a hurry
5 May 2005
Show More Publisher by Tom Maschler.
Picador, 294 pp., £20, March 2005, 0 330 48420 6Show More
British Book Publishing as a Business since the 1960s by Eric de Bellaigue.
British Library, 238 pp., £19.95, January 2004, 0 7123 4836 0Show More
Penguin Special: The Life and Times of Allen Lane by Jeremy Lewis.
Viking, 484 pp., £25, May 2005, 0 670 91485 1Show More
“... dictated down one of these phones – Maschler’s achievements as a general trade publisher rank him with Archibald Constable, George Smith, John Blackwood, George Routledge, Frederick Macmillan, DavidGarnett, Ian Parsons, Allen Lane. It was one of the most highly regarded of today’s younger publishers, Peter Straus (now an agent), who commissioned the book. None of these coat-brushers of genius ...”