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BookBlast Diary Review In Glad or Sorry Hours memoir Alastair Niven
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In Glad or Sorry Hours A Memoir Alastair Niven Review

BookBlast reviews In Glad or Sorry Hours, a memoir by Alastair Niven OBE LVO Hon FRS, formerly Director General of The Africa Centre, Director of Literature at the Arts Council of Great Britain and of […]

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Pete Ayrton Publisher Interview

BookBlast interviews Pete Ayrton independent publisher Pete Ayrton, tell us a bit about yourself. Where were you born, and where did you grow up? Born in London and grew up in New York until I […]

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A History of the Authors Club of London C. J. Schüler Review

Book Blast review of Writers, Lovers, Soldiers, Spies: A History of the Authors’ Club of London 1891-2016. “The history of the Authors’ Club is studded with famous names: Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Rider Haggard, […]

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The Quartet Years Georgia de Chamberet BB Archive

The Quartet Years was first published in Fulfilment & Betrayal 1975-1995 by Naim Attallah (2007). Gael Elton Mayo & The Magnum Photographic Group My mother, Gael Elton Mayo, the novelist, painter and ‘Girl Friday’ for […]

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Lolita Vladimir Nabokov Explorations

“Lolita was rejected by four American publishers in 1954; published in Paris by The Olympia Press, September 1955; banned by the French government, December 1956; found “not objectionable” by U. S. Customs, February 1957; back […]

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Gary Pulsifer, Independent Publisher Interview

Gary Pulsifer, independent publisher, lived in the UK for 41 years, and worked on both sides of the Atlantic – for Random House in New York and for a number of UK indies, including Writers […]