Dear Mr Murray: Letters to a Gentleman Publisher.
Founded in Fleet Street in 1768, a family business over seven generations, John Murray celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2018 with this delightful selection of some of the best letters from the thousands in their archives, and from other sources. Charles Darwin, Jane Austen, Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, and many other authors of interest are covered. You won't find just the author's own letters to the publisher, but also letters about the author by others. McClay, the inaugural senior curator of the John Murray Archive, provides a good balance of background information and provides a highly entertaining read. John Murray. 2018. Hb, Dj. NEW. $21.00