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Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Joseph McAleer

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This is the first history of Mills & Boon, the British publishing phenomenon that has become a household name, synonymous with romantic fiction. This book, published on the firm's 90th anniversary, ... More


The 1950s: Preserving the Legacy

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Charles Boon was a master of the art of author relations, and of nurturing new and highly prolific talent to supply the list. The fact that Alan Boon maintained the system amid the extraordinary ... More


The 1960s: Change and Experimentation

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter provides a discussion on change and experimentation on Mills & Boon in 1960s. The sweeping changes inflicted on Mills & Boon during the 1960s had a significant impact on editorial ... More


Women’s Magazines: The outside Editors

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

For Alan Boon's linking of his firm with Woman's Weekly and other popular magazines represents a turning point in the development of Mills & Boon, the romantic novel, and editorial policy. From their ... More


Afterword: The Global Company and its Product

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The story of Mills & Boon in the past twenty-five years is an epic tale worthy of its own history. It has been shown how co-operation between the two companies intensified in the 1960s, to the ... More


The 1940s: Flying the Flag

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In a time when reading increased along with the desire to escape from the harsh everyday reality, Mills & Boon's romantic fiction sold well. In all respects the basic tenets of the fledgeling Mills & ... More


Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–1950

Joseph McAleer

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203292
eISBN:
9780191675843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203292.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Before the advent of television, reading was among the most popular of leisure activities. ‘Light’ fiction — romances, thrillers, westerns — was the sustenance of millions in wartime and in peace. ... More


Introduction

Joseph McAleer

in Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203292
eISBN:
9780191675843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203292.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book is concerned with the reading public which Wilkie Collins and George Orwell tried to describe, during the period when Orwell wrote and which Collins would have recognised: from 1914 until ... More


Our Editorial Policy Is a Poethics: September 1992

Antoinette Fouque and Jean-Joseph Goux

Sylvina Boissonnas (ed.)

in There Are Two Sexes: Essays in Feminology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169868
eISBN:
9780231538381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169868.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter explains the editorial policy of the publishing house Des femmes, owned by the Mouvement de Lib ération des Femmes (MLF), or Women's Liberation Movement. There is no difference between ... More


Learning to swim (again): 1957–1972

Peter Gilliver

in The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the first decade and a half of work on the revised Supplement to the OED, leading up to the publication of its first volume in 1972. Robert Burchfield, as its Editor, oversaw ... More


The road to Ant: 1879–1884

Peter Gilliver

in The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the first five years of work on the ‘New English Dictionary’ under James Murray’s Editorship, leading up to the publication of the first fascicle in 1884. It begins with the ... More


Light Caught Bending: Relativity in the Newspapers

Katy Price

in Loving Faster than Light: Romance and Readers in Einstein's Universe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226680736
eISBN:
9780226680750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680750.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the Albert Einstein sensation through two spells of news coverage, triggered by the announcement of the eclipse observations in November 1919 and by Einstein's visit to Britain ... More


Interlude: The work of Furnivall’s sub-editors

Peter Gilliver

in The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter assesses the contribution made to the ‘New English Dictionary’ by the volunteer sub-editors who worked on it during the 1860s and 1870s under the editorship of Frederick Furnivall. It ... More


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