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T. E. Lawrence, works and letters

August 14, 2011
By Jeremy Wilson

I am sometimes asked for a list of the Castle Hill Press editions of T. E. Lawrence’s works and letters, already issued and planned for the future. We recently re-thought the structure of the series, so this is a good time for an update. The edition is in three parts: Works Correspondence with writers, bookmen and artists...
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“Collectable” ebooks?

March 9, 2011
By Jeremy Wilson

A recent blog posting about “signed” ebooks set me thinking about the prospects for ebook collecting. These are, surely, close to zero. By definition, an ebook is intangible. The tangible object is the ebook reader. You can read an ebook – but you can’t pick it up. Moreover, developing technology is likely to render today’s...
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More about boats….

February 27, 2011
By Jeremy Wilson

Note: The subscription for this volume closes on Friday 4 March. Prospectus>> Several things have struck me while gathering the texts for Boats for the R.A.F. 1931-1935. First, this is an area that Lawrence’s biographers have, on the whole, left unexplored beyond a bare outline. Some, like Victoria Ocampo and Harold Orlans seem...
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Boats for the R.A.F. 1931-1935

October 18, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson

The book we are currently working on is a collection of Lawrence’s reports and letters titled Boats for the RAF 1931-1935, to be published in 2011. Lawrence worked on high-speed launches and other types of boat used by the Air Force from February 1931 until February 1935, when his term of RAF...
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Realistic objectives

July 17, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson
Realistic objectives

In the past, like most self-employed people, I rarely acknowledged that one day I’d have to stop working. I enjoyed excellent health. ‘Retirement age’ was never an issue. That changed in 2006, when I was ill for several months.  I realised that in 2014 – not so far away – I’d be 70. With luck...
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T.E.Lawrence, Correspondence with E.M. Forster and F.L.Lucas

July 11, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson

The advance subscription offer for this fifth volume in the T.E.Lawrence Letters series opened on 10 July 2010 and will run until 10 August 2010. Correspondence with E.M. Forster and F.L. Lucas is being issued in an edition of 377 numbered copies, of which 275 will be bound in cloth. Publication is scheduled...
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E.M. Forster and T.E. Lawrence

June 28, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson

E.M. Forster was one of the most influential readers of Seven Pillars of Wisdom during the time that Lawrence was cutting down the 1922 ‘Oxford’ text to the abridged version that he issued to subscribers in 1926. Forster offered far more than general praise and admiration. He provided expert criticism of specific writing faults....
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Variety is the spice of life…

March 23, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson

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 Report on...
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‘The Mint’ and Later Writings About Service Life

March 20, 2010
By Jeremy Wilson

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
By Jeremy Wilson

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’ and...
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