William Collins


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Literary responses Ngaio Marsh
The Collins reader wrote: It is witty, the setting is impressive, the plot is tidily organised and the solution is dramatic.NM 's powers were, her publishers felt, marvellously undiminished.
Lewis, Margaret. Ngaio Marsh: A Life. Chatto & Windus, 1991.
Publishing Molly Keane
Her children were grown up and she was, she says, doing nothing. She began writing in the same secrecy as at the beginning of her career, still finding the process painful.
Chamberlain, Mary, editor. Writing Lives: Conversations Between Women Writers. Virago Press, 1988.
Billy Collins ,...
Publishing Rosamond Lehmann
For this novel she changed her publisher to Collins , who had made her a generous offer a couple of years before. She set out not to hurt the feelings of Harold Raymond of Chatto and Windus
Publishing Rosamond Lehmann
She had finished writing this novel on 15 October 1952, after a long struggle, in emotionally trying circumstances and finding the project intractable. Instead of their customary £750 advance, Collins this time offered her the...
Publishing Rosamond Lehmann
RL received a five-hundred-pound advance from Collins for this work.
Hastings, Selina. Rosamond Lehmann. Chatto and Windus, 2002.
For a Virago paperback reprint of 1982 she wrote, late in the previous year, an Epilogue.
Publishing Ngaio Marsh
With this book she moved from Geoffrey Bles, who had published her first seven novels, to Collins . She felt guilty about this move, but she joined a stable including Agatha Christie , and...
Publishing Mary Agnes Hamilton
Again she tried a new publisher, W. Collins Sons .
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Publishing Molly Keane
She wrote it secretly under the bedclothes, to combat boredom when, as a schoolgirl, she was sent home and kept in bed with something that was incorrectly suspected to be tuberculosis. Published by Mills and Boon
Reception Rosamond Lehmann
Carmen Callil , editor of Virago Press , approached Adrian House , RL 's editor at Collins , about re-issuing her work: he repelled this suggestion, condemning Virago as fairly pronounced feminists.
Hastings, Selina. Rosamond Lehmann. Chatto and Windus, 2002.
Textual Production Molly Keane
This was the first of ten novels published by Collins under this pseudonym. MK wrote it because she decided that that was the way to get another £70.
Chamberlain, Mary, editor. Writing Lives: Conversations Between Women Writers. Virago Press, 1988.
Textual Production Molly Keane
She used the pseudonym M. J. Farrell when the play was published by Collins the same year.
British Library Catalogue.
The play opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. Perry had urged her to write it, against...
Textual Production Molly Keane
An acting edition was published by Samuel French and another edition by Collins , both in 1951. It appeared the following year from Collins , adapted to novel form.
OCLC WorldCat.
Weekes, Ann Owens. Unveiling Treasures. Attic Press, 1993.
Welch, Robert, and Bruce Stewart, editors. The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature. Clarendon, 1996.
Textual Production Penelope Lively
In The Presence of the Past; An Introduction to Landscape History (published by Collins , with illustrations), PL presented the land as story-teller.
British Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons, 1987.
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Textual Production Ngaio Marsh
NM published in Collins 's Crime Club series another detective novel, titled False Scent.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
54799: (16 June 1960) 15
Lewis, Margaret. Ngaio Marsh: A Life. Chatto & Windus, 1991.
Textual Production Buchi Emecheta
The book was published by William Collins in London. It appeared in New York from George Braziller as The Family in March 1990, and in Heinemann 's African Writers Series under its original title...


The Reprint Society was founded by the publishers William Collins , Macmillan , Heinemann , and Hodder and Stoughton .