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Did We Meet on Grub Street?

Part memoir, self-help manual and polemic, this assortment of pieces mostly written by three ancient practitioners of the literary trade, whose professional lives all started when typewriters were scarcely electrified, posits a belief that publishing is more than just part of a global media division in massive entertainment conglomerates. With a combined age of over two hundred years and with more than fifty books written between them, three toilers in the literary furrows reflect on the 'literary life': anecdotes; memories; short fictions; reminiscences; critiques of feminist writing - even a list of Dos and Don'ts for Future Writers - create a perfect companion for those who still consider books have covers and live on shelves and is essential reading for all graduates on creative writing courses or in media study groups.
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About the Author

Emma Tennant was born in London and grew up in the Borders of Scotland. She edited the seminal literary magazine Bananas. She has written more than thirty books, and lives in West London with her husband Tim Owens. Hilary Bailey edited the science-fiction magazine New Worlds, was a regular monthly reviewer of fiction for the Guardian and is the author of seventeen published novels and one short biography. David Elliott worked for over half a century as a bookseller and publisher, most recently for Quartet Books and the Women's Press, and has written seven books.

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