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Dear Mr Murray: Letters to a Gentleman Publisher

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The publishing house of John Murray was founded in Fleet Street in 1768 and remained a family firm over seven generations. Published to coincide with this 'remarkable achievement' and in the anniversary year, Dear Mr Murray is a collection of some of the best letters from the hundreds of thousands held in the John Murray Archive. They reveal not only the story of some of t ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 15th 2019 by John Murray (first published October 18th 2018)
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Susan
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Subtitled, “Letters to a Gentleman Publisher,” this is a delightful collection of letters to sent to the publishing house of John Murray, first founded in Fleet Street in 1768. Overall, there are seven John Murray’s (including one ‘Jock’), beginning with John Murray the First 91737-1793) who, born in Edinburgh, changed his name from ‘McMurray’ before opening his publishing house in London. These continue through John Murray the Second (1778-1843), John Murray the Third (1809-1892), John Murray t ...more
Mushda Ali
Feb 28, 2019 rated it liked it
It takes a lot to bring out a book, and this particular entree just gives you an insight of how the art of publishing and the people related to it have flourished over the years.
For a bit of a light, insightful and background reading about the world of publishing and author's and critics relations to it, this book is an upbeat read.
Sarahjoy Maddeaux
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was not as entertaining as I was hoping. It would be fascinating to people who were more familiar with the authors featured. But all the same, it provided an interesting insight into this famous company.
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