John Sutherland: The pushiness of young men in a hurry, 5 May 2005
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Picador, 294 pp., £20, March 2005, 0 330 48420 6Show More
British Book Publishing as a Business since the 1960s by Eric de Bellaigue.
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“... Amis, Barnes, Rushdie, Vonnegut, Chatwin, Fowles, Deighton and, Maschler does not fear to admit, Jeffrey Archer. The title he was most excited to publish was Catch 22, a novel he took on after more myopic others had turned it down. Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children is, he judges, the greatest work of literature he was responsible for, though there are ...”