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Work by Edith Sitwell, Monica Dickens and VS Pritchett are among 230 previously out-of-print titles that are launching the publisher's new Ebook list.

 

This article titled “New Bloomsbury digital imprint revives hundreds of neglected classics” was written by Alison Flood, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 28th September 2011 12.44 UTC

Hundreds of forgotten classics by authors including Edith Sitwell, Monica Dickens, VS Pritchett and HRF Keating are being brought back to life through a new digital imprint launched today by Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury.

Books by the politicians Alan Clark and Ted Heath, travel and fiction writer Hilaire Belloc, Jewish author Chaim Bermant, poet Cecil Day-Lewis and novelist Ivy Compton-Burnett – a favourite of Hilary Mantel – number among the 230 being released digitally by Bloomsbury today, with Evelyn Waugh’s elder brother Alec coming back into print alongside Sitwell’s younger brother Sacheverell. Covering romance, crime, children’s stories, science fiction, politics, travel writing, biographies, prose and poetry, Bloomsbury has worked with estates and literary agencies to acquire rights in works it believes should not have fallen out of print, and will increase the list to 500 titles over the coming months.

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