The first Almanack (for 1883, published in 1882) sold 90,000 copies in England, America, France and Germany.
Lundin, Anne. Victorian Horizons: The Reception of the Picture Books of Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, and Kate Greenaway. Scarecrow Press, Inc.
It was among Routledge's most important and bestselling titles.
Engen, Rodney. Kate Greenaway: A Biography. Macdonald Futura Publishers Limited.
The later almanacs proved to be equally...
Material Conditions of Writing
began writing March Moonlight, the last segment of Pilgrimage, in 1938, before the publication of the first collected edition. However, she put it aside for various reasons, including the Second World War...
had written to DR
in March 1936 to suggest publishing a collected edition of Pilgrimage, including her proposed twelfth volume, as the completed series. This upset and worried Richardson (who...
After reading volume twelve (Dimple Hill) in 1937, Richard Church
was enthusiastic (he liked the novel better than Clear Horizon) and prepared to go ahead with publishing the collection. However, his plan...
The great unpublished work of LR
's lifetime was a dictionary. Various groups of friends collaborated on the early phases of this project, first in Mallorca and then in London. Its ancestor was a modest...
Ménie Muriel Dowie
It was published simultaneously in New York by J. P. Linnicott
and in London by Methuen and Co.
A second London edition appeared just a few months later in May, and the novel was reprinted...
That change in life-course, however, put a lengthy stop to work on the dictionary. On 8 September 1942, by which time she was working on it with Schuyler Jackson
and a new contract had been...
Commissioned by Mabel Carey
, children's editor at J. M. Dent
produced the first, most famous of her children's books, Ballet Shoes. It reworks the central situation of her first adult book, The Whicharts.
Huse, Nancy. Noel Streatfeild. Twayne.
Wilson, Barbara Ker. Noel Streatfeild. Bodley Head.
Written in London in the early days of World War Two, which felt like the end of civilization, it had an all-male cast, and was published posthumously in 1953 among her collected plays. In 1955...
Biographer Julia Briggs
believes that the original story was stimulated by EN
's writing about her own schooldays for the Girls' Own Paper.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
The composite book of tales appeared in instalments in The Windsor...
In the same year that she published her first novel for adults, MW
followed her first two children's books with a third, Haphazard House. Written after the death of her husband, and taking death...
Her publisher Richard Church
had organised a group of people, including novelist Hugh Walpole
, to write on her behalf to Prime Minister Chamberlain
. The pension allowed Richardson and her husband relief...
published her final novel, Private Bobs and the New Recruit, through J. M. Dent
Bassett, Troy J. At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction 1837-1901.
1888: J. M. Dent established J. M. Dent and Company...
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J. M. Dent
established J. M. Dent and Company
at 69 Great Eastern Street in London; the same year he began issuing the Temple Library, the first effort by a British publisher to...
1904: Publisher J. M. Dent began planning the Everyman's...
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Publisher J. M. Dent
began planning the Everyman's Library series, reprints of classic texts (including biographies, treatises of all sorts, plays, poems, travel and adventure writing) with introductions by experts.Everyman
By 27 September 1905: Scientist Grace Chisholm Young published...