The first person in the glare is Charles Boyle, polymath and poet. He had a long career with Faber and Faber (14 years in editing and production) and now works as a freelance editor which allows him more freedom to run the publishing company he set up, CB editions. Charles edited our first book and is shown here at the launch of one of his own publications, Elise Valmorbida’s The TV President.
Books are something Charles is fiercely passionate about. He has been kind enough to let me pick his brains about this publishing lark. He also writes a smashing blog. Click here for an interview with him.
Hats off to Steve Mullins who took the picture.
From time to time at BBB, we will be spotlighting individuals who have made our books possible. It’s our small way of saying a big thank you to the people behind the scenes who are deserving of time ‘in the limelight’. But where exactly does the phrase come from?
In theatres and music halls, limelight used to be the primary focus of lighting on stage. Followspots used a block of lime which was heated until it became incandescent. Limelight is also, of course, a 1952 film written, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. His co-star was Claire Bloom. In the dance sequences, Bloom was doubled by the New York City Ballet ballerina, Melissa Hayden.