Jonathan Cape


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Anthologization Lilian Bowes Lyon
LBL 's poem Pastoral appeared in the London Mercury: it was collected in Cape 's The Best Poems of 1932 in the same year.
Dowson says Best Poetry, but that title was not...
Anthologization Lucille Iremonger
LI 's fiction and essays appeared in many publications, both collections and periodicals. She figured in British as well as Caribbean anthologies: in Adventure and Discovery for Boys and Girls (a series published by Jonathan Cape
Family and Intimate relationships Olivia Manning
As a very young woman OM began an affair with the charistmatic Hamish Miles (Edward Garnett 's assistant at the publishing firm of Jonathan Cape , and editor of a little magazine). He was...
Friends, Associates Lilian Bowes Lyon
Her friends included writers Laurens van der Post and William Plomer (who was also a reader for her publisher, Jonathan Cape ). They also included her housekeeper, Ellen Beckwith (with whom she put herself on...
Intertextuality and Influence Olivia Manning
Hamish Miles , an editor of the magazine, became her lover and an important career influence. Though he rejected the novel manuscript she first submitted to him at Cape (and refused point-blank to introduce her...
Literary responses Olivia Manning
Edward Garnett , the reader for Cape , thought he had not seen such an impressive novel as this second one since D. H. Lawrence 's The White Peacock. It was to discuss this...
Literary responses Dorothy Whipple
The reader's report for Cape spoke of her extraordinary sense of humour and remarkable powers of characterization.
Whipple, Dorothy. Random Commentary. Michael Joseph, 1966.
Material Conditions of Writing E. H. Young
She began on this story as early as 1941 and went back to it after the Second World War, when she was already suffering from her last illness. She sent it to Jonathan Cape in...
Material Conditions of Writing Margaret Forster
MF 's next novel was written during the evenings while she worked as a teacher, which she found exhausting. It was, however, accepted by Jonathan Cape in spring 1963. Its acceptance brought her a £150...
Publishing Naomi Mitchison
Jonathan Cape objected to the words poor bloody tarts
Mitchison, Naomi. You May Well Ask: A Memoir 1920-1940. Gollancz, 1979.
in a poem she had written for this volume; she dropped the poem. The book was reprinted in the Travellers' Library in 1931.
Mitchison, Naomi. You May Well Ask: A Memoir 1920-1940. Gollancz, 1979.
Publishing Elizabeth Bowen
The novel was published by Gollancz , which did well financially out of it. But Victor Gollancz , who had commissioned it, apparently found Bowen intimidating. He did not refer at all to the novel...
Publishing Dorothy Whipple
Again she felt sure the book would be a failure, judging it not properly thought out in the beginning, about nothing—stale, flat.
Whipple, Dorothy. Random Commentary. Michael Joseph, 1966.
Nevertheless she giggled at the thought of it as a defective offspring...
Publishing Deborah Levy
DL took a new direction with a dialogue poem An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell, published through Jonathan Cape with illustrations by Andrzej Borkowski .
And Other Stories Publishing.
Publishing Naomi Mitchison
Again Jonathan Cape made her alter two or three words.
Mitchison, Naomi. You May Well Ask: A Memoir 1920-1940. Gollancz, 1979.
Publishing Stevie Smith
SS 's Novel on Yellow Paper was published by Jonathan Cape after rejection by Chatto and Windus ; she had written it, she said, in ten weeks.
Smith, Stevie. Me Again. Barbera, Jack and William McBrienEditors , Vintage, 1983.
253, 256-7
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
1806 (12 September 1936): 717
Cooke, Rachel, and Stevie Smith. “Introduction”. Novel on Yellow Paper, Virago, 2015.


Jonathan Cape publishing house was founded in London by Jonathan Cape and G. Wren Howard , who had met through the Medici Society .
The Incredible Journey, a landmark novel about Australian aboriginal women, was published by Catherine Martin , as C. E. M. Martin, through Jonathan Cape .
11 November 1929
Ernest Hemingway 's war novelA Farewell to Arms, about an American soldier on the Italian front, was advertised by Jonathan Cape as due to be published in London on Remembrance Day, six weeks...