Delight in Books by PMB Mais
Introduced by Anne Brichto, co-owner of Addyman Books in Hay
This book cover says what it is all about. Work, life, reading. Delight in books is what we do and why we sell them. How lucky to have a job that brings such pleasure.
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‘Delight in Books’ was written by Stuart Petre Brodie, ‘SPB’ Mais (1885-1975). He was a prolific British author, journalist and broadcaster. He wrote over 200 books and was a household name in his day but he struggled to make money from his prolific output.
He first worked as a teacher, then for the National Press at Fleet Street. He was an enthusiastic campaigner for the English countryside and traditions. He led walks for day-trippers who travelled by train from London and other big cities.
He worked as a journalist for The Oxford Times and the BBC in radio. In 1933 he began to broadcast a ‘Letter from America’, 13 years before it was made famous by Alistair Cooke.