Better To Concentrate On Pigeons

Publishing, Manners, Voting, Doubt, Caterpillars, Helen Lewis, Xi Jinping

Dear Mr Murray

Rosemary Hill | LRB | 1st November 2018

Review of Dear Mr Murray, a collection of letters written to six generations of the John Murray family, publishers for three centuries. The correspondence is full of timeless book-trade plaints. Jane Austen wrote that she was “very much disappointed by the delays of the printers”. Byron objected to cu…

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