Weidenfeld and Nicolson

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Anthologization Marina Warner
This book began from an essay commissioned by Christopher Falkus of Weidenfeld and Nicolson , for a collection by women writing on formative influences on their lives. Warner was at first reluctant, or half-hearted, about...
Employer Eva Figes
This launched her career as a publisher's editor. She later did the same kind of work for Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1962-3, and for Blackie , 1964-7.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Employer Antonia Fraser
Her first job after getting her BA was in publishing: as an editor, foreign languages editor, publicity director, and jack of all trades with Weidenfeld and Nicolson .
Wroe, Nicholas. “The history woman”. The Guardian, pp. 16 -19.
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She got the job through personal...
Employer Elizabeth Jane Howard
In 1958, the Day-Lewis affair having put an end to her Chatto and Windus job, EJH worked briefly as a fiction editor for Weidenfeld and Nicolson . She gave up this job when her agent,...
Publishing Elspeth Huxley
Also during the 1960s, her immense productivity led her into difficulties over tax (partly because of the taxing, at that date, of married couples as a single unit). In 1965-6 her tax demand was £1,800...
Publishing Elspeth Huxley
It had illustrations by Delia Delderfield .
British Library Catalogue.
EH did herself harm in business terms by declining to sign a contract after Norah Smallwood expressed enthusiasm about a six-month sample, covering April to October 1974. She...
Publishing Rose Macaulay
She began writing this as a book of 40,000 words on a contract from Weidenfeld and Nicolson for a series called Pleasures and Treasures. When it got too long for the series, Nigel Nicolson
Publishing Olivia Manning
Between 1977 and 1980 OM completed her novel-sequence Fortunes of War, with a second group, The Levant Trilogy, comprising the novels The Danger Tree, The Battle Lost and Won, and The...
Publishing Olivia Manning
This, at three years, was her longest novel in the writing. With it she moved from Heinemann to Weidenfeld , but she remained uncertain whether the shift had been a good thing.
Braybrooke, Neville, and Isobel English. Olivia Manning: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 2004.
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Publishing Penelope Mortimer
After the failure of her second volume of autobiography, PM 's publishers, Weidenfeld and Nicolson , rejected the third volume, which she had entitled Closing Time. She could not persuade any other publisher to take it.
Gordon, Giles. “Obituary: Penelope Mortimer”. Guardian Weekly, p. 26.
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Publishing Beryl Bainbridge
Hodder and Stoughton turned it down, then Chapman and Hall , then Chatto and Windus , all with words of encouragement which BB felt too insecure to take in. These were later joined by Weidenfeld and Nicolson
Publishing Antonia Fraser
This 70,000-word retelling of Sir Thomas Malory
Wroe, Nicholas. “The history woman”. The Guardian, pp. 16 -19.
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was produced within six weeks, including research at the then British Museum , to fulfil a contract between Weidenfeld and Nicolson and the retail chain Marks and Spencer
Publishing Antonia Fraser
Having in a sense revisited the Mary, Queen of Scots story here, she revisited Cromwell in the same ghostly manner in King Charles II, published in early September 1978 (written, she said, therapeutically while...
Publishing Elspeth Huxley
EH 's book on her daily life in the form of a diary,
Nicholls, C. S. Elspeth Huxley. HarperCollins, 2002.
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titled (from a remark of seventeenth-century local historian John Aubrey ) Gallipot Eyes, was published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson after...
Publishing Elspeth Huxley
EH 's most successful biography in terms of publicity was Scott of the Antarctic, though it came out badly edited owing to Weidenfeld 's sudden decision to move publication forward to catch shoppers during...

Timeline

1955
Copies of Molloy by Samuel Beckett and Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (both published in France) were seized by British Customs.
1957
A new recruit at publishing firm Weidenfeld and Nicolson was told that this was an enterprise run by George Weidenfeld , not by committee, and that its mission was to open a window to Europe...