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Nicola Beauman

Contributors

Nicola Beauman is the editor of Persephone Press, which publishes exquisite editions of forgotten masterpieces, by mainly early twentieth century female writers. They can be found in her beautiful bookshops in Bloomsbury and Notting Hill and through her website. She has written biographies of Cynthia Asquith and E.M. Forster and A Very Great Profession: The women’s Novel 1914-1939.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2009

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Betty Miller wrote Farewell Leicester Square, in 1935 but her publisher, Victor Gollancz, ‘turned the book down flat,’ wrote Neal Ascherson in The New York Review of Books. ‘It seems most likely that he saw it as terrifyingly provocative, not only an attack on the solid English assimilation of his own family but a tactless outburst against the English at precisely the moment, two years after Hitler's assumption of power, when their tolerance and hospitality were most needed.’

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Video

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