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A Collection of Clangers

The experts don't always get it right

Some more consolation for the oft-rejected innovator and creative genius.

  (The provenance of all these quotes has not been checked)


'The Americans may have need of the telephone but we do not.  We have plenty of messenger boys.'  Sir William Preece, chief engineer of the General Post Office in Britain  Read more

Rotten Rejections

The Letters that Publishers Wish they'd never Sent

Most of these are taken from Andre Bernard's wonderful little book Rotten Rejections:  The Letters that Publishers Wish They’d Never Sent, now sadly out of print.  Read more

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