An extraordinary tour through the literary life and world of one of the greatest post-war publishers.
His name now almost synonymous with the Cape imprint, Tom Maschler is a renowned and respected publisher - and his memoir, illustrated throughout, and reproducing letters from authors as diverse as Roald Dahl and Doris Lessing, offers a rare glimpse into an ever rarer world: one of a passionate, driven man, determined to make his mark on that self-same world.
From the party where Norman Mailer stabbed his wife, to the porch where Ernest Hemingway shot himself, this is is a frank, first-hand account of the authors, agents and egos, the back-stabbing and dodgy deals, the successes and the enduring friendships formed in the golden days of British publishing.
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Anecdote-packed memoir from the distinguished head of British publishing house Jonathan Cape.Maschler has worked with an array of preeminent writers, and his memoir is bursting with tales of Salman ... Read full review