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OCTOBER 2016


OCTOBER, 2016

 GILLON AITKEN - MY MENTOR AND FRIEND


So very sad to hear yesterday that Gillon, simply the best agent in the world and a generous, witty, wise man who gave me my start in publishing died yesterday. I was his rather bolshy secretary in the 1970s - fresh out of university and ostentatiously unable to do shorthand. Gillon said that he always wrote very short letters and that he would tell me what he wanted to say and why and then I could write them. Was that all right? Could anyone have a more delightful boss? I learnt so much from him - he was a brilliant chess player and he was always three moves ahead of everyone else in business. He would be surprised to know how very deeply his towering. elegant ;presence will be missed.

posted by JANE    October 29, 2016 8:52 AM  




 

 

 ANDY MULLIGAN'S LIQUIDATOR IN PAPERBACK THIS WEEK


International bestselling children's author Andy ( TRASH has worldwide sales approaching a million copies) has his latest, LIQUIDATOR, out in paperback this week from David Fickling Books

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'SIMPLY BRILLIANT..MULLIGAN IS A RADICAL,READABLE,RISK-TAKING WRITER WITH A MESSAGE WE NEEDTO HEAR' -new statesman


And his just-completed new novel, called simply DOG is out with publishers now and being hailed as a modern classic (which it is.) Watch this space...


posted by JANE    October 01, 2016 7:04 PM  




 

 


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