The first volume of Jeremy Lewis's autobiography, "Playing for Time", covers his years at Trinity College, Dublin, and ends with the youthful hero starting out on a career in publishing. This book follows his ensuing progress, ever onwards and upwards, via bibulous lunches and consequently slumbrous afternoons dozing at his desk, and his unexpected elevation from the office floor to the boardroom. Along the way, he meets and befriends many of the most colourful and eccentric figures of post-war literary life, including Geoffrey Grigson, Kingsley Amis, Jan Morris and Patrick Leigh Fermor, and trembles before a succession of terrifyingly fierce and efficient publishing dynamos.
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Jeremy Lewis worked for many years in publishing after leaving Trinity College, Dublin, in 1965. He was a director of Chatto & Windus for ten years, and the deputy editor of the London Magazine from 1990 to 1994. A freelance writer and editor since 1989, he has been the commissioning editor of the Oldie since 1997, and the editor-at-large of the Literary Review since 2004. He has written two volumes of autobiography - Playing for Time and Kindred Spirits (both now available in Faber Finds'), and a third, Grub Street Irregular was published in 2008. He has written biographies of Cyril Connolly, Tobias Smollett and Allen Lane, and a book about the Greene family - Graham Greene's siblings and first cousins - Shades of Greene.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110002157160