Peter Llewelyn Davies

Standard Name: Davies, Peter Llewelyn
Used Form: Peter Davies

Connections

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Anthologization Christina Stead
A fairy tale by CS , O, If I Could But Shiver (recast from the brothersGrimm ), appeared in a volume edited by publisher Peter Davies of retellings of canonical tales, entitled The Fairies...
Family and Intimate relationships Sir J. M. Barrie
Without children of his own, Barrie had a habit of monopolising the children of friends, for whom he invented elaborate games. Among children so situated were Bevil Quiller-Couch (who was later the fiancé of the...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Taylor
Friends said that ET was very shy, but cared very much for very few people.
Liddell, Robert, and Francis King. Elizabeth and Ivy. Peter Owen, 1986.
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She was lucky in that Ivy Compton-Burnett (who was a generation older than she was, and notoriously difficult) and...
Intertextuality and Influence Christina Stead
Its working title had been The Wandering Scholar. The manuscript travelled with CS on her flight from England via Ireland to the USA, and she sent it to publisher Peter Davies from Boston...
Literary responses Rumer Godden
Its first readers loved this book: these included retiring literary agent Curtis Brown , his son Spencer Curtis Brown , and the publishers Peter and Nico Davies (who called it without doubt a masterpiece and...
Literary responses Rumer Godden
RG was warned that this book would make readers think she was of mixed race herself.
Godden, Rumer. A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep. Macmillan, 1987.
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She was delighted when her publisher, Peter Llewelyn Davies , urged her not to compromise her own natural...
Literary responses Rumer Godden
RG herself had misgivings about Gypsy, Gypsy, but her publisher Peter Llewelyn Davies wrote of being enchanted by the story.
Godden, Rumer. A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep. Macmillan, 1987.
143
Spencer Curtis Brown pointed out that it owed a debt to D. H. Lawrence
Publishing Christina Stead
Having accepted her novel Seven Poor Men of Sydney, Peter Llewelyn Davies had wanted to publish it as her second work, to follow something else less unconventional. He got as far as advertising another...
Publishing Christina Stead
She had begun the manuscript five and half years before the book was published.
Rowley, Hazel. Christina Stead: A Biography. Secker and Warburg, 1995.
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Her partner Bill Blech (not yet accustomed to her lengthy and agonising reworkings) observed that if she live[d] to the...
Publishing Christina Stead
At a time when proletarian fiction was all the rage, she felt she was writing an ideologically correct work that would expose the sordid machinations of fraudulent capitalists, though she realised that while perhaps revolutionary...
Publishing Christina Stead
Having decided to leave the publishing firm of Peter Davies , CS found that a grim novel about New York was hard to place in postwar London. She even tried Angus and Robertson in Australia...
Publishing Elizabeth Taylor
Though she used her time at Scarborough for this novel, she did not begin it there, as has been said, but after her return.
Leclercq, Florence. Elizabeth Taylor. Twayne, 1985.
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Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books, 2009.
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This book initiated ET 's happy relationship with her...
Publishing Elizabeth Taylor
Knopf had serious reservations about this novel, and in January 1953 ET broke with them and went to Viking instead, on the advice of Peter Davies .
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books, 2009.
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Publishing Elizabeth Taylor
For this novel she moved to Chatto and Windus following the suicide of Peter Davies .
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books, 2009.
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Textual Production Christina Stead
As soon as she had signed her first contract with Peter Davies , CS began work on an autobiographical text called The Wraith and the Wanderer; she handed Davies four chapters in June 1931...

Timeline

1926
Peter Davies established his own publishing business at 30 Henrietta Street, London.