Hachette UK: 250 Years of Publishing Excellence

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Goscinny & Uderzo’s Asterix & Obelix, Malala Yousafzai’s I am Malala:

For nearly 250 years Hachette UK has been publishing books that have shaped, shocked, delighted and terrified the world. Our company history plots these ground breaking books, Nobel and literary award winning authors and the notorious burning of Lord Byron’s scandalous memoirs.


The companies and imprints that comprise Hachette UK have long and proud histories of publishing excellence, dating back to the foundation of John Murray in 1768.

Hachette's company story is told along the corridors on each floor of their building. The timeline features the foundation dates of Hachette UK's companies and imprints, the publication dates of some historically important works, the dates of major prizes (Nobel, Booker, Orange and Baileys), and major publisher awards.

Hachette UK: 250 Years of Publishing Excellence

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