Chapter and verse: Faber founder’s grandson looks at 90 years of publishing

Chapter and verse: Faber founder’s grandson looks at 90 years of publishing

A look behind the scenes of Faber through the 20th century is one of the books marking the publisher’s 90th anniversary this year. Compiled by Toby Faber, grandson of founder Geoffrey Faber, and himself the company’s m.d. between 1997 and 2001, Faber & Faber: The Untold Story of a Great Publishing House trawls the archives for the inside story of the publisher’s development into an illustrious literary house that has succeeded in maintaining its independence.

Faber has had, and continues to have, acquisition offers, Toby Faber says. But a structure put in place in 1990 saw 50% of the publi...

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