Rosemary Addison studied printing and publishing at Napier College of Commerce and Technology (1975–8), and worked during student holidays for a range of Scottish publishing houses. She ran a freelance proofreading and editing service from 1985 until 1996. She obtained a Ph.D. from Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot Watt University (1997–2004). One of the founders of Women in Publishing in Edinburgh in 1991, she has written pieces for the Scottish Book Collector on children’s writers, illustrators and engravers, and on Salamander Press. Recent contributions to the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (Edinburgh University Press, 2006) resulted from membership of the Scottish Women’s History Network since 1998.
Damian Atkinson, Ph.D., now retired, has been a teacher, Open University consultant and librarian. He has published The Selected Letters of W. E. Henley and The Correspondence of John Stephen Farmer and W. E. Henley on their Dictionary of Slang, 1890–1904. He is a contributor to the Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He is currently working on an edition of Henley’s letters to Robert Louis Stevenson to be followed by an edition of those to Charles Whibley.
Moira Burgess is a novelist, short story writer and literary historian who very occasionally writes verse. After some years devoted to non fiction, a novel is with an agent and others are in the pipeline. She recently graduated Ph.D. at Glasgow University with a thesis on the work of Naomi Mitchison.
Richard Butt is head of Media, Communication and Sociology at