Author Archives: Crispin Peet

Peter Owen – NOT A NICE JEWISH BOY

Publisher Peter Owen’s memoir, NOT A NICE JEWISH BOY, written in conjunction with the talented writer and composer James Nye, who was a personal friend, is due out on 14 October in a handsome cased illustrated edition from Fonthill Media. … Continue reading

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Our Newest Masterpiece

From John Hilary comes Peter Owen’s latest project, the fascinating ‘From Refugees to Royalty’. The first biography to chart the extraordinary journey of the Messel family, whose number included photographer Tony Armstrong-Jones, from their roots in Germany to their new … Continue reading

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Reviving our most Pioneering book

William Nicholson (1753-1815) doesn’t tend to get the recognition we feel he deserves. He was a visionary polymath of his day, a scientist, inventor, architect and author, and a crucial pioneer in the field of green energy long before such … Continue reading

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The Singular, Undeniably Unusual Life of Anna Kavan

Below is an article which initially appeared in The Nation magazine, written by Audrey Wollen: Machines in the Head gives a glimpse into a writer whose work and career upended conventions around fiction, opioids, and biography. In the foreword to … Continue reading

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Anna Kavan – The Awful Force of Inanimate Things

One of the brightest lights on the Peter Owen list, Anna Kavan, is in the spotlight herself Stateside. Here’s what New York Review of Books witer Miranda Seymour had to say about the US edition of our recent Kavan collection Machines … Continue reading

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In deep with Anna Kavan

A lengthy and perceptive feature review by Leo Robson in the New Yorker magazine of 23 March 2020 focuses on the British author Anna Kavan and Machines in the Head, a comprehensive new anthology of her writings published in late … Continue reading

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