Posts Tagged ‘Michael Foot’
Posted in Appreciations, Reissues, tagged daphne du maurier, dorothy sayers, faber finds, guilty men (cato), j.g. ballard, john le carre, Michael Foot, neuromancer (gibson), richard t kelly, victor gollancz, victor gollancz (edwards) on 09/03/2011| 2 Comments »
You can select your own favourite from the clickable links at AbeBooks: I admit I found myself slightly startled on seeing – amid the array of Le Carre and Ballard and Du Maurier and Dorothy Sayers – also William Gibson’s Neuromancer , a work that in my youth was thought the epitome of hypermodernity i.e. a long way from a museum exhibit. But then Gollancz was always a great name in science-fiction on top of everything else. I was further intrigued, on clicking through, to find that while the yellow-jacketed Gollancz first edition of Neuromancer is certainly offered at a collector’s price, the real prize Abe puts forth to the aficianado is a copy of the corrected typescript from which the first edition was made.
Guilty Men, the anti-appeasement polemic penned by Michael Foot under the characteristic nom de plume ‘Cato’, is also for sale in a collector’s edition, though I’m happy to say we also offer it here at Faber Finds in a very reasonably-priced softcover.
Abe also notes that the leading biography of Gollancz is by Ruth Dudley Edwards. And I’m pleased to announce that Faber Finds will be reissuing said tome later this year.
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged bookseller, crusaders, faber and faber, faber finds, john julius norwich, john seaton, Michael Foot, richard t kelly, stephen page, the possessions of doctor forrest on 04/11/2010| 2 Comments »
The Bookseller brings the news:
“Faber has appointed author Richard T Kelly as editor of its print on demand imprint, Faber Finds.
Kelly succeeds John Seaton who had headed up the imprint since its launch in June 2008. Kelly’s first novel Crusaders was published by Faber in 2008, with his second, The Possessions of Doctor Forrest, to appear in June 2011. He has also written and presented television documentaries, and has contributed to a number of national newspapers as well as being a notable blogger (http://richard-t-kelly.blogspot.com).
Richard T Kelly said: “Like a great many writers and readers I was in love at first sight with the concept of Faber Finds as an expanding library of literary treasure, and so I’m very excited now by this opportunity to build on John Seaton’s work, to keep on restoring brilliant books to their natural readerships, and also to ensure that Finds establishes an online presence that draws all interested readers and writers into a passionate discussion of our literary culture.”
Stephen Page, Faber c.e.o. and publisher, said: “Faber Finds has always been about offering a service to authors, a way to make the wealth of their backlist titles available and to keep them available in good company. As Faber Finds builds on its early success and fast growth, it is wonderful to have an acclaimed writer with publishing experience at the helm.”
Faber Finds has so far brought about 750 books back into print, with 250 more schedule through 2012. Recent successes include reissues of John Julius Norwich’s Norman histories and Michael Foot’s Aneurin Bevan…”
More, much more to follow soon…