BOOKS THAT MATTER, David Philip Publishers during the apartheid years, a memoir

: Philip (M.)

R 220.00
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154pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015


Marie Philip's anecdotal account of the publishing company, David Philip Publishers, which she founded together with her husband David in 1971. They both retired in 1999. David Philip died in 2009.

"David and Marie Philip started an independent publishing firm in South Africa during some of the darkest days of censorship. Their unintimidated aim was to publish good books. In spite of all odds, they have come of age as among not only the bravest but also the most highly regarded of our publishers. I am happy to be on their list." Nadine Gordimer, 1992

"In you, David and Marie, all the ingredients for a successful joint venture are to be found in appropriate mix. Otherwise David Philip Publishers would not have been the happy meeting place for all of us who are presently associated with it." Govan Mbeki, 1992