Evans Brothers Ltd

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Evans Brothers
StatusDefunct
Founded1903
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon
Publication typesBooks

Evans Brothers Ltd (or Evans Brothers Limited) was a British publishing house that was part of the Evans Publishing Group UK. The firm first published teacher training materials and in later years broadened its catalogue, publishing children's books and books on Africa. It became insolvent in September 2012 and ceased trading.[1]

History[edit]

In 1903, the brothers Robert and Edward Evans founded the firm Evans Brothers which initially focused on the publication of teacher training journals and periodicals. In the early years the firm was headquartered at the brothers' residence at 118, Newgate Street, London, England. Early Evans Brothers publications included some of the foremost teacher training materials of the time, such as The Education News of Scotland, Irish School Weekly, Woman Teachers World, The Word Master, The Music Teacher, Child Education and The School Mistress. In the first year of operations, the company grossed 150 pounds.

In the 1930s, Evans Brothers London moved into book publishing, with emphasis on children’s books. Notable titles from the Evans stable included The Dam Busters and The White Rabbit (in their "Evans War Classics Editions" series) and a number of titles from the prolific British children's writer Enid Blyton.[2] The firm also published the book series "Cadet Editions", "Let's Find Out", "Literature in Perspective",[3] "Evans Africa Plays" and "Modern African Writers".[4]

In the decades after World War II the company set up a presence in Africa with associated companies in Nigeria,[5] Kenya and Sierra Leone.[6]

In 1966, Evans Brothers published the first edition of For My Grandchildren: Some Reminiscences of Her Royal Highness Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/00128615
  2. ^ "Books published by Evans Brothers". The Enid Blyton Society. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
  3. ^ Literature in Perspective (Evans Brothers Ltd.) - Book Series List, publishinghistory.com. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  4. ^ Modern African Writers (Evans Brothers) - Book Series List, publishinghistory.com. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  5. ^ FOB: Firms Out of Business, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  6. ^ Directory of Publishing 2011: United Kingdom and The Republic of Ireland, London, Continuum (for The Publishers' Association), 2010, p. 2266.