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Ernest Hecht

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

ERNEST HECHT, who has died aged 88, was one of a colourful band of European émigrés - among them George Weidenfeld, André Deutsch, Paul Hamlyn and Paul Elek - who started their own publishing houses in London after the war, bringing a theatrical flair to the British book trade.

Unlike many of his rivals, his imprint, Souvenir, somehow managed to avoid being swallowed up into one of the larger media empires and by the time of his death it was the sole remaining independently owned major ...