Continuum buys Hambledon

<p>Continuum has acquired independent history publisher Hambledon and London for an undisclosed sum.Hambledon and London's three members of staff will be retained by Continuum, and there are plans to create a new paperback list of around 70 titles out of H&L's backlist. H&L will continue to publish authors such as Geoffrey Best, Patrick Collinson, John North and Patrick Wormald.</p><p>Martin Sheppard, the former IPG chairman who founded H&L in 1980, said: "The business has always been a huge intellectual success but being a small trade publisher is not particularly easy in the current [UK r...

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