Tuesday 12th April 2022: Guest speaker Polly Powell


Date(s) - 12/04/2022
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Conduit


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Polly Powell has worked in book publishing for over 35 years. After 10 years at HarperCollins, and stints at Octopus and Dorling Kindersley, she and her partners carried out a management buyout of Chrysalis Books in 2005. Eight years later, Polly bought out her partners and re-named the company Pavilion Books. During COVID, she took on the additional responsibility of running, first, Quarto UK and then Quarto Worldwide.

In December 2021, Polly sold Pavilion to HarperCollins, whilst retaining Batsford Books, the niche publisher and home of the 10-million copy selling Millie Marotta colouring-in books. She has written a number of books herself, her latest being 50 Things I Wish I’d Told You – a light-hearted instructional manual for anyone leaving home for the first time. And, as if that wasn’t enough, she is now about to open a book shop in Bethnal Green.


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