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Kindred Spirits

Jeremy Lewis

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ISBN
9780571252985
Date Published
04.06.2009
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Summary

The humour of self-deprecation is peculiarly English. Few people do it better than Jeremy Lewis. His first two autobiographical volumes – Playing for Time and Kindred Spirits – are being reissued in Faber Finds to coincide happily with his third volume – Grub Street Irregular – being published by HarperCollins.

The second volume of Jeremy Lewis’s wonderfully entertaining autobiography sees him starting out, with a mixture of diffidence and self-professed incompetence, on a career in publishing. Along the way we see him tucking into cod and chips with Jane and Geoffrey Grigson, drinking tea with Kingsley Amis and retsina with Patrick Leigh-Fermor.

When reviewing this book, Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson called it ‘The funniest book I have ever read about publishing…this is not merely a hugely entertaining book, but an important one’. That judgment still stands.

Jeremy Lewis

Jeremy Lewis worked for many years in publishing after leaving Trinity College, Dublin, in 1965. He was a director of Chatto & Windus for ten years, and the deputy editor of the London Magazine from 1990 to 1994. A freelance writer and editor since 1989, he has been the commissioning editor of the Oldie since 1997, and the editor-at-large of…

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