Curtis Brown Ltd


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Literary responses Dorothy Whipple
A reader at Curtis Brown praised DW 's very shrewd and natural gift of depicting her middle-class characters, while Lord Gorell at John Murray wrote: Much her best work and the former was good.
Whipple, Dorothy. Random Commentary. Michael Joseph.
Material Conditions of Writing Githa Sowerby
She had worked on it during a visit to Sutton Courtenay just before she was married, and finished it in late 1913. Curtis Brown had wanted her to produce something more light-hearted, but several theatre...
Publishing Mary Wesley
She began writing seriously after the war, driven by the need for money. Siepmann had no job and they both intended to earn by writing. By 1947 she had apparently completed the draft of one...
Publishing Dorothy Whipple
DW must have been writing and publishing stories before her first novel appeared, since she was working on High Wages when her Miss Boddy was printed in Everyman and she recorded it as her first...
Publishing Dorothy Whipple
She had the idea for this book about a country house family, requiring detailed knowledge of cricket, while sitting in the hot sun shortly after her previous novel appeared. The new idea made her pulse...
Publishing Margery Allingham
Early in her work on this novel, MA left her English agent, A. P. Watt and moved to Curtis Brown .
Martin, Richard. Ink in Her Blood: The Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham. UMI Research Press.
She thought of this work as organically related to her two previous ones...
Publishing Angela Brazil
She wrote and rewrote this story three times before sending it to a publisher. After putting out this novel Blackie remained her primary publisher for most of her forty -years' output, and the head of...
Publishing Daphne Du Maurier
DDM left Heinemann to publish this book with Victor Gollancz (a successful upstart seeking to promote best-selling works, and in time a leading and respected left-wing publisher). Her agent, Curtis Brown , urged her to...
Publishing Rumer Godden
In India around 1927 RG showed some of her short stories to the acknowledged literary queen of Dacca, who passed them to a literary agent in London, Curtis Brown Ltd .
Godden, Rumer. A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep. Macmillan.
The firm...
Publishing Rumer Godden
RG 's first completed novel, Gők, was accepted for handling by Curtis Brown Ltd on 20 February 1934, but did not find a publisher.
Godden, Rumer. A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep. Macmillan.
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Publishing Naomi Jacob
It was, she said, an adaptation from a play by H. V. Esmond entitled Birds of a Feather, whose chief role was an old Jew, grand, petty, noble, and inglorious, generous and impossibly mean—but...
Publishing Mollie Panter-Downes
MPD began submitting material to the New Yorker in or before 1937, against the judgement of her agent, Nancy Pearn of Curtis Brown , who is said to have exclaimed: Oh no dear, no, no...
Publishing Stevie Smith
A reader with Curtis Brown Literary Agency rejected the poems as neurotic but also noted there may be some power in them which she [the reader] has failed to find.
Spalding, Frances. Stevie Smith: A Critical Biography. Faber and Faber.
SS resubmitted her poetry...
Publishing Jan Struther
At the turn of the year 1948-9, JS 's new agent Curtis Brown (succeeding to A. P. Watt ) returned a poem that had been rejected by eight magazines. Others were rejected by even more...
Textual Production Ivy Compton-Burnett
After her previous book's success, she had acquired an agent (David Higham of Curtis Brown , who also handled Rose Macaulay and Vita Sackville-West ). In later years she dealt with Spencer Curtis Brown


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