Off the Shelf Interview with Jane Nissen (show notes)

In this episode of Off the Shelf, Kghia and Simeon interview British children’s publisher, Jane Nissen, who has been responsible for restoring so many classic children s books to print.

She started as a reader for Kaye Webb of Puffin Books and worked for a number of publishers before starting her own imprint on her retirement. The breadth and depth of her knowledge  of the field is remarkable, and it was a privilege to have interviewed her.

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Show Notes

Publishers’ Website:
This week’s music: Take me to your Library from the album Take me to your Library by Monty Harper

  • Puffin Books
  • Kaye Webb
  • So Much to Tell
  • Picadilly Press
  • London College of Printing
  • Francis Lincoln Books
  • Methuen Children’s Books
  • Hamish Hamilton
  • Mistress Masham’s Repose
  • The Wind on the Moon
  • Brendon Chase (“A glorious book” – Simeon)
  • Philip Pullman
  • The Little Duke
  • The Cuckoo Clock
  • Bounce Marketing
  • Julia Donaldson
  • The New York Review Children’s Collection
  • Rumer Godden
  • Lucy M Boston
  • Dick Bruna
  • Mrs Cockle’s Cat
  • The Shadow Cage and other Tales of the Supernatural (Kings and Queens)
  • Quentin Blake
  • My Friend Mr Leakey
  • Fattypuffs and Thinifers
  • Fritz Wegner
  • E. H. Shepard
  • The King of the Copper Mountains
  • The Story of Ferdinand
  • Old Peter’s Russian Tales
  • Amanda Craig
  • Faber & Faber
  • Oxford Children’s Books
  • Marigold in Godmother’s House
  • Bunchy
  • Eleanor Farjeon Award
  • A Vicarage Family
  • Noel Streatfeild