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Employer Helen Waddell
In Michaelmas Term 1926 HW had a second public academic success with an immensely popular course of lectures, contributed to the Oxford University programme by Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) , under the title The Wandering...
Employer Helen Waddell
Meanwhile, because members of Constable 's were serving in the armed forces, HW went back to work in publishing. She became assistant editor of the Conservative monthly the Nineteenth Century and After (published by Constable)...
Employer Rose Macaulay
After the war, RM went to work as a reader of fiction for the Constable publishing house, who shortly afterwards published her books What Not and Three Days.
Emery, Jane. Rose Macaulay: A Writer’s Life. John Murray, 1991.
Lefanu, Sarah. Rose Macaulay. Virago, 2003.
Family and Intimate relationships Helen Waddell
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes several of HW 's relationships with older men (like Gregory Smith , George Saintsbury , and Otto Kyllmann , chairman of Constable ) as platonic love affairs.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Friends, Associates Henrietta Camilla Jenkin
During these last years many friends, both from Edinburgh and from earlier times in HCJ 's life, remained faithful visitors or letter-writers: these included members of the Constable publishing family, John Ruffini , and Vernon Lee .
Stevenson, Robert Louis, and Fleeming Jenkin. “Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin”. Papers, Literary, Scientific, &c., edited by Sir Sidney Colvin, J. A. Ewing, Sir Sidney Colvin, and J. A. Ewing, Longmans, Green, 1877, p. 1: xi - clxx.
Literary responses F. Tennyson Jesse
The New Yorker described the letters as having vigour, clarity, humour and elegance, and found FTJ and her husband a tough pair of gentle writers.
Colenbrander, Joanna. A Portrait of Fryn. A. Deutsch, 1984.
In London, Pamela Hansford Johnson called the...
Other Life Event Helen Waddell
During the second world war Constable 's publishing office, where HW still worked, was bombed but quickly repaired.
Blackett, Monica. The Mark of the Maker: A Portrait of Helen Waddell. Constable, 1973.
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Her own house twice suffered damage from bombing: in 1944 and 1945. On the first...
Publishing Elizabeth Inchbald
The publisher Robinson initially encouraged EI to write her memoirs. She worked at them for years in old age, sending them to friends and publishers for comment. Publishers proved difficult: they feared scandal, yet were...
Publishing Gwen Moffat
In 1998 GM tried two new publishers: Severn House for A Wreath of Dead Moths (about investigating the legacy of a plane crash in the mountains of Scotland soon after the second world war) and...
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 Storm Jameson
This had been rejected by such publishers as Duckworth and Fisher Unwin before it was accepted, with revisions, by Michael Sadleir at Constable . Jameson had sent her typescript to Constable under her husband 's...
Publishing Edith Mary Moore
A novel entitled A Wilful Widow, which appeared in 1913, is evidently by EMM . Difficulties with George Allen had apparently caused her to change publishers (for the second time) to Constable . The...
Publishing Muriel Spark
Robin Baird-Smith , editorial director of Constable , had laid on interviews and radio and tv appearances for Spark in Britain. Spark travelled with Jardine as far as the Channel ferry, but then said she...
Publishing Storm Jameson
SJ planned to publish The Lovely Ship with Constable . However, when Michael Sadleir requested revisions and offered only a two-hundred-pound advance, she moved to Heinemann , which gave her a four-hundred-pound advance and published...
Publishing Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Her current publisher, Colburn , offered her a thousand pounds for this book. She thought she could get more, and went to Constable , who, however, turned it down. The junior partner doubted her capacity...


Publisher John Murray in London began working with William Blackwood in Edinburgh.
January 1873
Women were recruited for compositors' jobs during the Scottish printers' strike which had begun 15 November 1872.