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Frankfurt Book Fair—Monday

By Toby Mundy  

Toby Mundy is the managing director and publisher of Atlantic Books. This week he is blogging for First Drafts from the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest book trade event.

Overslept this morning and missed my first meeting, after sitting up until the very small hours drinking beer. Not a good start. Spent much of the day feeling decidedly the worse for wear and didn’t fancy solid food until 4pm.

The fair doesn’t officially start until Wednesday, so today was spent meeting publishers in the lobbies of two rather grand hotels. Carol Janeway, the formidable rights director of the greatest…

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