Cover Stories: T S Eliot; Scott Pack

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Faber, the house that T S Eliot built, is at last to honour the man whose most popular poems, the basis for the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Cats, kept them afloat in some lean years. This week it announced the projected publication of a seven-volume edition of The Complete Prose of T S Eliot, which will accompany the collections of letters which his widow, Valerie, is editing. Forty years after the death of the Nobel Prize-winner, most of his prose - over 700 essays and articles - remains unpublished. Ronald Schuchard, who is in charge of the project, will be working with the likes of Christopher Ricks and Frank Kermode to "restore his full voice".

* Scott Pack, the controversial buying manager at Waterstone's, who announced his resignation a few weeks back, is to join web-to-book publisher The Friday Project as commercial director. Pack is apparently a "big fan" of TFP. "They have a great list," he says, but adds, with typical humility, that "it could be better. I can see there is more I can do." By the time he joins in September, TFP aims to have raised £0.5m in a public offering of 20 per cent of its shares.

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