Letter: In brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: In his fine and merited tribute to John Calder (Arts, 24 June), Baret Magarian states that Calder Publications is "unique" as the "last of the independent publishers" dedicated to serious literature.

Not so, but you have to look outside London to find them - from Wales and the West Country to Northumberland and Scotland. They vary from the microscopic to the medium-sized (such as Bloodaxe Books), but they continue to nurture new talent at a time when it is harder and harder for new talent to engage the interest of the large London publishing houses.

PETER LEWIS

Flambard Press

East Fourstones,

Northumberland

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