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Connections

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Anthologization Doris Lessing
DL published short fiction and essays throughout her career: in such places as Partisan Review, Ms magazine, Welcome Aboard (British Airways ' inflight magazine), Discovery (Cathay Pacific 's magazine, published in Hong...
Cultural formation Dinah Mulock Craik
DMC identified strongly as a working woman across established class boundaries. She wrote towards the end of her life to Oscar Wilde , suggesting that he should alter the name of the monthly magazine he...
Dedications E. M. Delafield
EMD completed her last novel, Late and Soon. It was published by Macmillan in April 1943 with a dedication to her friend Kate O'Brien , who looked after her during her last months.
Delafield, E. M. Late and Soon. Macmillan, 1943.
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Powell, Violet. The Life of a Provincial Lady. Heinemann, 1988.
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Family and Intimate relationships Dinah Mulock Craik
George Lillie Craik became (following his marriage to Dinah Mulock and possibly as a result of his connection with her) a partner in the Macmillan publishing firm .
Mitchell, Sally. Dinah Mulock Craik. Twayne, 1983.
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The marriage apparently proved happy. The...
Friends, Associates Ethel Wilson
Through parties hosted by her eventual publisher, the Macmillan Company , EW also met Morley Callaghan , who admired her writing. Other writers she knew included John Gray , A. J. M. Smith , Robert Weaver
Friends, Associates Storm Jameson
The two women were friends through the 1930s and their relationship became increasingly intimate after the death of Winifred Holtby on 29 September 1935. Brittain stayed with Jameson and Chapman the night after Holtby died...
Intertextuality and Influence Zoë Fairbairns
Having just had a manuscript rejected by Macmillan , she felt sure that Down (which she calls deeply influenced by Salinger 's Catcher in the Rye) was accepted because it was about young man, not a woman.
Fairbairns, Zoë, Sara Maitland, Valerie Miner, Michèle Roberts, and Michelene Wandor, editors. More Tales I Tell My Mother. Journeyman, 1987.
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Literary responses Flora Annie Steel
Oddly, this work, set partly in London and partly in the Western Highlands of Scotland of her youth, received praise from Macmillan 's reader before its publication for its knowledge of London (where FAS had...
Literary responses Jemima Tautphoeus
JT 's fiction received mixed reviews during her life. A Mrs Marie Barrett-Lennard of Sevenoaks went to some trouble to locate copies of her books in the late 1920s, when one might have supposed her...
Material Conditions of Writing Zoë Fairbairns
ZF 's second novel, Down: An Explanation, written as an undergraduate and again published through Macmillan , was another brief, first-person coming-of-age story (male viewpoint this time).
Miller, Jane Eldridge. “Other New Novels”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 3532, p. 1274.
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British Council Film and Literature Department, in association with Book Trust. Contemporary Writers in the UK.
Material Conditions of Writing Muriel Spark
MS began her career as a novelist in illness and under financial stress. In 1954, Macmillan , who were looking for promising new writers, invited her to write a novel. Although ill and unable to...
Material Conditions of Writing Mary Augusta Ward
Shortly before giving birth to her first child, MAW ambitiously proposed to write for Macmillan a primer of English poetry. However, when she took some draft material to Macmillan general editor John Richard Green ...
Occupation May Laffan
ML began on 7 January 1881 a lengthy correspondence with the famous British firm of Macmillan , which became her English publisher.
Kahn, Helena Kelleher. Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland’s Political and Religious Controversies in the Fiction of May Laffan Hartley. ELT, 2005.
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Publishing Elizabeth von Arnim
Her husband, Graf Henning von Arnim-Schlagenthin , belonged to the Prussian Junker milieu, which condemned writing for money and did not believe women should publish. When she showed him the manuscript of this semi-autobiographical text...
Publishing Margaret Kennedy
With this work, Kennedy switched publishing firms to that of Macmillan , with which she stayed for all her works after this.
Powell, Violet. The Constant Novelist. W. Heinemann, 1983.
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She dedicated this book to her daughter, Julia Davies (later Birley) .
Kennedy, Margaret. Lucy Carmichael. Macmillan, 1951.
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Timeline

3 June 1829
Publisher Henry Colburn went into partnership with Richard Bentley (1794 - ­1871) (who, in order to do this, had just dissolved the partnership between himself and his brother Samuel Bentley as printers).
1 September 1832
The two-year-old firm of Colburn and Bentley was dissolved when Bentley bought Colburn out, amid considerable ill-feeling apparently caused by Colburn's shady financial practices.
February 1843
Daniel and Alexander Macmillan founded their own publishing house in London.
December 1865
Alexander Strahan launched The Argosy, a monthly literary and travel magazine, with Isa Craig as its first editor, and Charles Reade 's Griffith Gaunt as its lead serial.
1880
Thomas Humphry Ward published with Macmillan a highly successful four-volume anthology, The English Poets.
1 July 1891
The International Copyright Act, known as the Chace Act, came into force in the United States to protect the copyrights of foreign authors and end the longstanding practice of producing pirated editions of popular British...
1898
The publishing firm of Richard Bentley and Son , dating from 1 September 1832, was sold for eight thousand pounds to Macmillan .
1939
The Reprint Society was founded by the publishers William Collins , Macmillan , Heinemann , and Hodder and Stoughton .
1961
The year afterDilys Laing 's death, Macmillan posthumously published her Poems From a Cage: New, Selected, and Translated Poems in its Macmillan Poets series.
August 1975
Jane Duncan published through Macmillan her memoirs, entitled Letter from Reachfar.
1976
USA feminist Shere Hite published The Hite Report; academics queried her methodology and the conservative right loathed her findings, but many women welcomed them.
September 1998
Literary historian Nicola Beauman founded Persephone Books , aimed at reprinting in beautiful format forgotten classics by twentieth-century (mostly women) writers.
Persephone Books.