The British Book Trade: An Oral History [Review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William "Mac" Nelson, Cello Music Cataloger (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The British Book Trade: An Oral History is a collection of interviews drawn from the oral history project Book Trade Lives, which is part of the British Library Sound Archive’s more comprehensive project National Life Stories. Expertly edited by project interviewer Sue Bradley, the book is organized thematically, with each of its nineteen chapters focusing on a particular aspect of the book business between the 1920s and 2006. Topical extracts from the oral histories of more than eighty book trade insiders provide a detailed and finely nuanced account of nearly a century of British bookselling and publishing. Of obvious interest to students of book history, The British Book Trade is such a pleasure to read that its appeal should extend well beyond an audience of specialists.

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Oral History Review
Language: English
Date: 2012
book review, British book trade, oral history

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