Dear Mr Murray

Dear Mr Murray

Letters to a Gentleman Publisher

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9781473662698     Product Code: 511650

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Founded in 1768 the publishing house John Murray remained a family business for seven generations, and its authors included many great names of English literature. This selection of their letters to the firm include Jane Austen complaining about delays in printing Emma, Byron protesting at the censorship of Don Juan, Darwin sketching out his plan for On the Origin of Species, and Freya Stark’s kindly warning about Patrick Leigh Fermor’s habitual procrastination.

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