Archive for March, 2010

Variety is the spice of life…

March 23, 2010
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People sometimes ask if focusing on a single topic – the life of T.E. Lawrence – isn’t a boring task for a subscription publisher. A single topic? Let’s look at the texts we have worked on since 2008: In 2008 and 2009 we edited two T.E. Lawrence volumes relating to the Middle East: Military...
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If eBooks rise, what will fall?

March 20, 2010
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I don’t have an eBook reader – at present I wouldn’t have a use for one – but I know people who own and like them. As with all new gadgets, the readers will almost certainly get better as a result of user feedback. Successful models should soon be much cheaper. Let’s therefore assume...
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Conference in London, 15 May 2010

March 20, 2010
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Current World Archaeology/Great Arab Revolt Project One-day conference: Lawrence, the Arabs, and the genesis of modern guerilla warfare Saturday 15 May 2010 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck University of London Bloomsbury On the 75th anniversary of T.E. Lawrence’s death, three leading academic specialists assess his role in the desert war of 1916-1918 and his relevance...
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‘The Mint’ and Later Writings About Service Life

March 20, 2010
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In January 1935 T. E. Lawrence visited Augustus John’s studio near Fordingbridge. He brought away a ¾-length drawing of himself in RAF uniform, which he took to London to be reproduced in a half-size facsimile. The 100 copies were to be the frontispiece for a private edition of The Mint, his book about service...
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The “dedication” of T. E. Lawrence’s THE MINT

March 19, 2010
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Successive published editions of T.E. Lawrence’s fly-on-the-wall account of service in the ranks of the Royal Air Force in the 1920s, titled The Mint, have all included, after the title page, what appears to be a dedication of the text to the editor and writer Edward Garnett. When preparing our edition of ‘The Mint’...
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Some thoughts on book design

March 19, 2010
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I believe that the fundamental purpose of a book is to preserve and communicate information (which could be any kind of text or graphic). I do not believe that the physical form of a book should push that fundamental purpose into second place. If that happens, the result loses its moral claim to be...
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Making things simpler….

March 5, 2010
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