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6 April 2017


The simplicity of the Gollancz covers were (subconsciously) part of the inspiration for the Persephone Books ‘look’. And, curiously, several of our authors were in the Victor Gollancz stable: Betty Miller, Elizabeth Jenkins, RC Sherriff and others.This would be a good piece for the next Biannually: why VG had a ‘uniform’ look, whether it inspired Penguin, the philosophy behind it. Greengates has become one of our not exactly bestsellers, but in the top thirty: being about retirement, it will never appeal to everyone, but those who read it love it because, like all Sherriff’s novels, it has an unusual and unforgettable quality.

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