Dieter Pevsner obituary

My father, Dieter Pevsner, who has died aged 87, was one of a small group of idealists who made up the editorial team at Penguin Books in the late 1950s and 60s and were instrumental in establishing the wide range of affordable literature that we all take for granted today.Dieter was editorial director in charge of Penguin’s blue-spined non-fiction Pelican editions, as well as its Special Series and Penguin Education books. He was given considerable freedom to commission works by the Penguin founder, Allen Lane, and among the notable titles he nurtured were the paperback edition of EP Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class (1968) and the controversial Risinghill – Death of a Comprehensive School (1968), by Leila Berg. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-10-03 17:20:10 UTC ]
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