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 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...
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...
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.
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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Dutton issued The Stories of Muriel Spark in the USA (in which only six pieces were unpublished); an English edition followed two years later as Collected Stories, her last book with Bodley Head .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.
Stannard, Martin. Muriel Spark. The Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
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...
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. Editor White, Terence de Vere, Richards Press.
She then sent it to John Lane at...
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...
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.
Textual Production Rosamund Marriott Watson
John Lane of Bodley Head gave RMW a birthday present by publishing her fifth collection of poetry, After Sunset, on this day (bearing a date of 1904).
Hughes, Linda K. “A Woman Poet Angling for Notice: Rosamund Marriott Watson”. Marketing the Author: Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves and Self-Fashioning, 1880-1930, edited by Marysa Demoor and Marysa Demoor, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 134-55.
British Library Catalogue.
Textual Production Rosamund Marriott Watson
The Poems of Rosamund Marriott Watson were posthumously published by John Lane at the Bodley Head .
British Library Catalogue.
Watson, H. B. Marriott, and Rosamund Marriott Watson. “Introduction”. The Poems of Rosamund Marriott Watson, John Lane, Bodley Head, p. vii - ix.


September 1887: Charles Elkin Mathews, with John Lane as...

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September 1887

Charles Elkin Mathews , with John Lane as his silent partner, founded Bodley Head publishing house in Vigo Street, Mayfair, London.

1890s: John Lane of Bodley Head established the...

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John Lane of Bodley Head established the Eve's Library series.

April 1894: Aubrey Beardsley became art editor of The...

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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...

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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 .

1914: Margaret Louisa Woods's Collected Poems,...

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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...

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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.


Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach,. “Introduction”. The Beautiful Lady Craven, edited by Lewis Saul Benjamin and Alexander Meyrick Broadley, Bodley Head, 1914, p. i - cxxxviii.
Boston, Lucy. Memory in a House. Bodley Head, 1973.
Boston, Lucy. Perverse and Foolish. Bodley Head, 1979.
Boston, Lucy, and Margery Gill. The Castle of Yew. Bodley Head, 1965.
Boston, Lucy, and Peter Boston. The Stones of Green Knowe. Bodley Head, 1976.
Bowen, Marjorie. Captain Banner. Bodley Head, 1930.
Bowen, Marjorie, editor. Great Tales of Horror. Bodley Head, 1933.
Bowen, Marjorie. The Bishop of Hell and Other Stories. Bodley Head, 1949.
Clive, Caroline. Caroline Clive. Editor Clive, Mary, Bodley Head, 1949.
Cooper, Lettice. Great Men of Yorkshire (West Riding). Bodley Head, 1955.
Dickinson, Emily et al. A Letter to the World. Bodley Head, 1968.
Dunmore, Helen. Secrets. Bodley Head, 1994.
George Henry Hubert Lascelles, Earl of Harewood, editor. Kobbé’s Complete Opera Book. Bodley Head, 1987.
Green, Roger Lancelyn. Mrs. Molesworth. Bodley Head, 1961.
Greene, Graham, and Marjorie Bowen. “Introductory Note”. The Viper of Milan, Bodley Head, 1960, pp. 9-10.
Greene, Graham. The Human Factor. Bodley Head, 1978.
Hodge, Jane Aiken. The Private World of Georgette Heyer. Bodley Head, 1984.
Hyde, H. Montgomery. The <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl="m">Lady Chatterley’s Lover</span> Trial. Bodley Head, 1990.
Hynes, Samuel. A War Imagined: The First World War and English Culture. Bodley Head, 1990.
Mitchison, Naomi, and William Stubbs. African Heroes. Bodley Head, 1968.
Mitchison, Naomi. All Change Here: Girlhood and Marriage. Bodley Head, 1975.
Mitchison, Naomi. Small Talk: Memories of an Edwardian Childhood. Bodley Head, 1973.
Oliver Lyttelton, first Viscount Chandos,. The Memoirs of Lord Chandos. Bodley Head, 1962.
Frankau, Pamela. “Introduction”. Colonel Blessington, edited by Diana Raymond, Bodley Head, 1968, pp. 5-6.
Rose, Jasper. Lucy Boston. Bodley Head, 1965.