Education and academic qualifications, honours and awards: MA Hons (Glasgow). MA (Simon Fraser University),PhD. (London). Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, Freeman of the City of London, Newbigin Prize of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (1973 and 2006). Current institutional affiliations (e.g. professional societies to which you belong): Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP).
"[An] excellent and readable history."--Andrew Robinson "History Today"