First published to celebrate Faber’s 90th anniversary, this is the story of one of the world’s greatest publishing houses – a delight for all readers who are curious about the business of writing.
‘A striking drama.’
‘Never less than fascinating.’
‘This book will fascinate anyone with an interest in twentieth-century literature . . . a treasure trove.’
‘The details here do consistently shine.’
NEW YORK TIMES
‘Ingeniously compiled . . . charming and quirky’
Told in its own words, this is the story of one of the world’s greatest publishers, capturing the excitement, hopes and fears of the people who published and wrote the books that line our shelves today. Including archive material from T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney, P. D. James, Kazuo Ishiguro and Philip Larkin, this is both a vibrant history and a hymn to the role of literature in all our lives.