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July 16, 2007


Adam Roberts

Portait, picture, what's the difference. At least it wasn't The Etch-a-Sketch of Dorian Gray.

Come to think of it, and given that it's a British publishers, at least it wasn't The Picture of Dorian Grey.


The editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Dombey and Son told me that it nearly came out with the cover title Dombey and Sons. Luckily he caught it at proof stage.

Believe it or not, Amazon really does list an audio cassette of Dombey and Sons (well done, New Millennium Audio!).

I've also been told that Church Papists was nearly published as Church Rapists. This may be apocryphal, but I hope it is true.

Adam Roberts

Well if it comes to that ...

Colly Cibber's play Love's Last Shift was apparently translated into French as La Dernier Chemise de l'amour. True story.

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