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Anthony Blond

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Anthony Blond left the family textile business in 1952 to start his own literary agency. He subsequently created three publishing businesses, guaranteed Private Eye’s overdraft and stood for Parliament.

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2005

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

An eccentric scion of the Marks & Spencer family and one of the most innovative publishers of the 20th century, Anthony Blond was born into the Manchester Jewish haute bourgeoisie. As a publisher he nurtured talents as diverse as Harold Robbins and Jean Genet, Spike Milligan and Graham Greene.

Always a free spirit, yet profoundly aware of his Sephardi heritage, Blond’s memoir Jew Made in England (2004) mixes frank observations with an intimate and often touching account of his collection of relatives, wives, children and lovers. 

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David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.