12 January 2018


It seems that many of the most beautiful Penguin covers were in fact by Elizabeth Friedlander, and of course until recently she had no credit and not enough attention. But now the Ditching exhibition goes some way to putting this right. And it includes a film by the co-curator Katharine Meynell, whose grandfather Francis Meynell  sponsored Elizabeth when she arrived in England in the late 1930s. (Francis Meynell was himself a fascinating and influential figure, publisher at the Nonesuch Press and it was in part because of him that a whole generation of children was taught italic handwriting.) One of the Friedlander music scores is on display in the shop window. And we are planning a trip to Ditching.