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APW/8/QUE - The Queen's Nose

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The Queen's Nose
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57 items
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Gollancz published this book in 1983. Copies are sent to the US agency Georges Borchardt in the hope that Harper & Row will publish it in the US.

Feedback from publishers, on the submission of THE QUEEN’S NOSE comes from Athenaeum (US),

Concern is raised about the English coin in the book and its appeal to a US children’s audience.

Tony Lacey (Penguin) raises concerns on the sale of DKS’s Puffin books (3/5/83). Joanna Goldsworthy (Gollancz) questions his comment “if the books continue to fail, relatively.” Lacey provides an explanation, letter dated 28/6/83.

THE QUEEN’S NOSE and THE SHEEP-PIG are offered to Fontana.

Hyoronsha in Japan make an offer for THE QUEEN’S NOSE.

Correspondence deals with royalties and contracts, including the contract between Harper & Row and Jill Bennett, the
illustrator. There is also a delay over a decision on which jacket to use.

Other titles referred to in this file: MAGNUS POWERMOUSE; THE SHEEP-PIG.
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