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The mushroom jungle : a history of postwar paperback publishing

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Nominated for a Bouchercon Anthony Award. The definitive story of the emergence of the post war publishers, with an introduction to pre-war publishers. Extensive coverage of: the emergence of Panther, Corgi, Pan and others from the fly by night post war publishing world; the mystery surrounding publishers such as Scion, Gannet, Muir Watson, Brown Watson, R&L Locker, Harborough and many, many more; the search for the origins of those many pseudonyms and house names, such as Griff, Hank Janson, Ben Sarto, Vector Magroon, Volsted Gridban, Roland Vane, Dale Bogar. The story of the entanglement of publishing with a sleazy underworld and the complete low down on the Hank Janson Obscenity Trials. Also a run down on the 1950s comics purge, the superb artists of the period -- Reginald Heade, Ron Turner, Denis McLoughlin, James McConnell, Perl -- with prime examples of their work, and interviews and comments from the authors and publishers of the era. A superb book that documents Steve Holland's many years of research in a one well-illustrated authoritative volume. All the information is illustrated by many black and white and colour illustrations of those great paperback covers. Good copy. Corner slightly bumped. Unmarked

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Author(s):
Steve Holland
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1874113017
ISBN-13:
9781874113010
Number of pages:
196
Publisher:
Zeon
Title:
The mushroom jungle : a history of postwar paperback publishing

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Nominated for a Bouchercon Anthony Award. The definitive story of the emergence of the post war publishers, with an introduction to pre-war publishers. Extensive coverage of: the emergence of Panther, Corgi, Pan and others from the fly by night post war publishing world; the mystery surrounding publishers such as Scion, Gannet, Muir Watson, Brown Watson, R&L Locker, Harborough and many, many more; the search for the origins of those many pseudonyms and house names, such as Griff, Hank Janson, Ben Sarto, Vector Magroon, Volsted Gridban, Roland Vane, Dale Bogar. The story of the entanglement of publishing with a sleazy underworld and the complete low down on the Hank Janson Obscenity Trials. Also a run down on the 1950s comics purge, the superb artists of the period -- Reginald Heade, Ron Turner, Denis McLoughlin, James McConnell, Perl -- with prime examples of their work, and interviews and comments from the authors and publishers of the era. A superb book that documents Steve Holland's many years of research in a one well-illustrated authoritative volume. All the information is illustrated by many black and white and colour illustrations of those great paperback covers. Good copy. Corner slightly bumped. Unmarked

Author(s):
Steve Holland
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1874113017
ISBN-13:
9781874113010
Number of pages:
196
Publisher:
Zeon
Title:
The mushroom jungle : a history of postwar paperback publishing

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