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The Black Spring Press

Posted in Books, Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on December 30, 2014

The Black Spring Press LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01is the first house publishing believed in the undiscussed (although forgotten) talent of Kyril Bonfiglioli, publishing first of all his books, from All the tea in China, his Mortdecai trilogy and lately thanks to the help of Craig Brown the book released posthumously in 1999: The great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery. This book mainly inspired the Infinitum Nihil by Johnny Depp carrie2 and Lionsgate for the realization of a movie based on the adventures of the art dealer, called Mortdecai  10885162_367992280041088_411675266462951127_n on theater january 2015.

The House publishing was founded in the early 1980s by Simon Pettifer. His first publication? The very first one was a reprint of Anais Nin’s D.H. Lawrence “An unprofessional Study”. Published firstly in 1932.

Later it was the turn of Patrick Kearney’s The Paris Olympia Press: An Annotated Bibliography foreword by Maurice Girodias. Translations of Soviet short stories, the epistolary by Nick Cave called And the Ass Saw the Angel , reprints of Leonard Cohen’s novels Book of Mercy and Death of a Lady’s Man. Memoirs by Carolyn Cassidy “Off the Road:Twenty Years with Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg”.
The ’90s gave space to Bonfiglioli’s art dealer Charlie Mortdecai, and previously the house publishing reprinted All the Tea in China. Craig Brown later would have completed the book abandoned by Bonfiglioli because dead prematurely. New books released recently written by: Patrick Hamilton, Alexander Baron and Julian Maclaren-Ross.

The actual owner of The Black Spring Press is Robert Hastings.

Anna Maria Polidori


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