Faber & Faber

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Faber and Faber is one of the world’s greatest independent publishers. Literary superstars like T.S. Eliot, William Golding, Ted Hughes, and Sylvia Plath are synonymous with the name ‘Faber’, as are the leafy squares of 20th-century Bloomsbury. But what is the real tale behind the house that brought together these authors? And how did a tiny firm set up by two men in 1925 – weathering obstacles from wartime paper shortages to dramatic financial crashes – survive to this very day? Toby Faber has grown up with these stories, and uses a range of humorous and surprising sources to tell the history of the publisher in its own words. Drawing on material from memos to board minutes and unpublished memoirs, Faber takes us deep inside the evolution of the company: and along the way, we meet a cast of colourful characters that are stranger than fiction, whether poets or novelists, managers or editors.

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Description

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.’
SUNDAY TIMES

‘Never less than fascinating.’
DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘This book will fascinate anyone with an interest in twentieth-century literature . . . a treasure trove.’
SCOTSMAN

‘The details here do consistently shine.’
NEW YORK TIMES

‘Ingeniously compiled . . . charming and quirky’
EVENING STANDARD

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.382 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xix, 426 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

070.50941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K