Bodley Head


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Employer Graham Greene
GG also worked as director for two different London publishing houses: for Eyre and Spottiswoode from 1944 (when he resigned from the secret service) to 1948 and for Bodley Head for ten years beginning in...
Friends, Associates Evelyn Sharp
ES wrote later that at no time in her life did she make intimate friends easily. Most people she had to do with she liked up to a certain point only, but she could count...
Occupation Ella D'Arcy
As well as a writer, EDA was an editor, assistant to Henry Harland on the avant-garde Yellow Book, published by John Lane of the Bodley Head . Sources agree on this, though she herself...
Occupation Harriet Shaw Weaver
HSW was stringent about granting permission to use Joyce's texts (for which the demand was such that the Board of Trade 's paper restrictions often impeded projects to reprint), and insisted that foreign rights should...
Publishing George Egerton
After receiving Gill's advice, GE sent the manuscript to William Heinemann , who promptly returned it, saying he was not interested in publishing mediocre short stories.
Egerton, George. A Leaf from the Yellow Book. White, Terence de VereEditor , Richards Press, 1958.
She then sent it to John Lane at...
Publishing George Egerton
GE 's publishing relationship with Lane ended in 1898 over poor sales of her later titles and Bodley Head 's increasing demands for more popular, accessible work.Grant Richards (who like her had published in...
Publishing Rosamund Marriott Watson
She had entered negotiations with Lane about the book's publication in January 1902: although she was keen for her friend to publish the book, she threatened in a letter to make an abrupt change of...
Publishing Amabel Williams-Ellis
Writing as mother and grandmother, novelist and social historian,
British Book News. British Council.
(1953): 8
AWE published with Bodley HeadThe Art of Being a Parent.
Publishing Muriel Spark
Dutton issued The Stories of Muriel Spark in the USA (in which only six pieces were unpublished); an English edition followed two years later as Collected Stories, her last book with Bodley Head .
Rees, David. Muriel Spark, William Trevor, Ian McEwan, A Bibliography of their First Editions. Colophon Press, 1992.
Stannard, Martin. Muriel Spark. The Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009.
Publishing Muriel Spark
The book was not at the time published in the US or registered with the Library of Congress . The result was a pirated edition, and largely for this reason MS set about revising it...
Publishing Muriel Spark
G. P. Putnam's Sons did the trade edition in the US. The Bodley Head edition followed on 6 September. The First Edition Society edition was illustrated by Vivienne Flesher , and was sold to subscribers...
Reception Rosemary Sutcliff
Sutcliffe's high reputation brought her the honour of a monograph in the Bodley Head series on children's writers (1962, authored by Margaret Meek ). In 1983, she appeared on the popular radio programme Desert Island Discs.
Lawton, Anthony. Rosemary Sutcliff.
Reception Lucy Boston
The Knowe novels were well received and sold well. Jasper Rose was asked to write a Bodley Head monograph about LB in 1965, and The Children of Green Knowe was dramatised for television during the...
Textual Production Noel Streatfeild
In 1961 NS had the honour of appearing in Bodley Head 's series of monographs on children's writers, where she joined such household names as Mary Louisa Molesworth , Juliana Horatia Ewing , Lewis Carroll
Textual Production George Egerton
John Lane , at the Bodley Head , included a rather self-consciously clever sketch by GE in the first issue of The Yellow Book,
Egerton, George. A Leaf from the Yellow Book. White, Terence de VereEditor , Richards Press, 1958.
one of two she contributed to this journal during its run.
Gerber, Helmut E., editor. The English Short Story in Transition, 1880-1920. Pegasus, 1967.


September 1887
Charles Elkin Mathews , with John Lane as his silent partner, founded Bodley Head publishing house in Vigo Street, Mayfair, London.
John Lane of Bodley Head established the Eve's Library series.
April 1894
Aubrey Beardsley became art editor of The Yellow Book, published by John Lane at Bodley Head .
From 30 September 1894
Charles Elkin Mathews continued publishing independently at 6B Vigo Street, London, after the dissolution of his partnership with John Lane of Bodley Head .
Margaret Louisa Woods 's Collected Poems, containing lyrics and socially conscious poetry, was published by Bodley Head .
By September 1955
Baby and Child Care, by the US physician Benjamin Spock , was published in the UK by Bodley Head : among its middle-class readership it inaugurated a new era of child-centred parenting.