Virago Books (did you know that they’re now owned by Little, Brown? I hadn’t realised … there goes another independent publishing house into the maw of Big Business); anyway, Virago Books are republishing Angela Thirkell novels, having finally realised that (1) they are terrific, and (2) people want to buy them. They asked me if they could use one my posts about one of the new reprints, Cheerfulness Breaks in, on their blog, which you can read here.
Update 17 May: Little, Brown have confirmed their publishing plans for Thirkell: ‘I’m afraid we don’t currently have plans for a paperback edition [of Cheerfulness Breaks In], but if there is enough demand, it is something we will consider. We will be publishing paperbacks and ebooks of Miss Bunting, Marling Hall and The Headmistress in November ^2016], and also ebooks of Growing Up and Peace Breaks Out, so we are continuing with the Barsetshire series, which we began publishing with High Rising in 2012.’
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But sadly, this is the only one of Virago’s latest release that isn’t in print – it’s published as an e-book only! Can’t think why, it’s one of Thirkell’s best, and a very good introduction to her.
Oh, that’s odd. I’ll ask them when the print version comes out.