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Monday, 2 March 2015

Publisher Peter Owen celebrates 88th birthday

Many happy returns to Peter Owen OBE, founder of Peter Owen Publishers, the longest-established London publisher that still bears the name of its founder.

Owen celebrated his 88th birthday at famed Soho eaterie the Gay Hussar where he is seen here being toasted by his daughter and editorial director Antonia Owen.

Described by the Guardian as "a byword for literary adventure and experimentation," Peter Owen Publishers is home to authors including Salvador Dali, Edith Piaf, the Marquis de Sade and... Douglas McPherson, author of Circus Mania - The Ultimate Book for Anyone Who Dreamed of Running Away with the Circus.

For more on Peter Owen click here.

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