Alan Maclean

Standard Name: Maclean, Alan


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Literary responses Muriel Spark
Spark's editor, Alan Maclean , told her: You've hit the jackpot today.
Spark, Muriel. Curriculum Vitae: Autobiography. Constable.
The Comforters was successful enough for MS once more to leave her job and concentrate on writing. Maclean found her an American...
Publishing Muriel Spark
The print-run was 4,000. She had begun the novel early in 1956, and dedicated it to her mother and father.
Rees, David. Muriel Spark, William Trevor, Ian McEwan, A Bibliography of their First Editions. Colophon Press.
Spark, Muriel. Curriculum Vitae: Autobiography. Constable.
Spark, Muriel. Robinson. Penguin.
Macmillan accepted it on the strength of her first success. She felt...
Publishing Muriel Spark
In the run-up to publication of this novel she changed agents, replacing David Higham (who had sold some Penguin paperback rights for what she regarded as far too little) with the younger and more energetic...
Publishing Margaret Laurence
ML wrote this about a decade after the experience that it describes, drawing on the voluminous diaries she had kept at the time and taking a break from the composition of her first novel. After...
Publishing Barbara Pym
The publishing of BP 's new books and reprinting of her previous ones were helped enormously by editors Alan Maclean and James Wright at Macmillan . They worked through the difficulties of dealing with Cape
Residence Margaret Laurence
ML began her English life in Hampstead (at a flat in Hurst Heath Road), then lived at Elm Cottage in the village of Penn in Buckinghamshire. She rented the cottage at first from...


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