Saturday, August 25, 2007
Carmen Callil's married lover named
A charming person has written to me apropos Carmen Callil, founder of feminist publishers Virago:
Something that might be of interest to you.
From today's Guardian: "Her mother couldn't quite work out what she'd produced in Callil. She despaired of her daughter's relationship with the married man, whose identity Callil has never revealed beyond his initials; Bad Faith is dedicated to him, PBH. Did he know how unhappy he'd made her? "Yes. And when he did, he made up for it. He was a good man. Lovely man. Usual human flaws."
Guardian Books interview [click here].
Paul Hamlyn (12 February 1926 – 31 August 2001) was a German-born British publisher and philanthropist. He was born Paul Bertrand Wolfgang Hamburger in Berlin in 1926 and moved to London with his Jewish emigré family in 1933.
(I shall add the writer's name if he wishes me to - just email me privately.)