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|Parent company||Octopus Publishing Group|
|Founder||Sir Terence Conran and Paul Hamlyn|
Conran Octopus is a division of Octopus Publishing Group, a cross-platform illustrated book publisher. Including architecture, design and gardening.  It was founded in 1984 by Sir Terence Conran and Paul Hamlyn, and publishes about eight titles a year. Conran's own book, The Essential Garden Book, co-authored with Dan Pearson, was one of those published by the company.[ citation needed ]
Methuen Publishing Ltd is an English publishing house. It was founded in 1889 by Sir Algernon Methuen (1856–1924) and began publishing in London in 1892. Initially Methuen mainly published non-fiction academic works, eventually diversifying to encourage female authors and later translated works. E. V. Lucas headed the firm from 1924 to 1938.
Sir Terence Orby Conran was an English designer, restaurateur, retailer and writer. He founded the Design Museum in London. The British designer Thomas Heatherwick said that Conran "moved Britain forward to make it an influence around the world." Edward Barber, from the British design team Barber & Osgerby, described Conran as "the most passionate man in Britain when it comes to design, and his central idea has always been 'Design is there to improve your life.'" The satirist Craig Brown once joked that before Conran "there were no chairs and no France."
Jasper Alexander Thirlby Conran is an English designer. He has worked on collections of womenswear and for the home, as well as productions for the stage in ballet, opera and theatre.
Shirley Conran OBE is a British novelist and journalist.
Storehouse plc, traded as Storehouse, was a large UK retail business formed by Terence Conran through the merger of various high street chains. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index before it was renamed Mothercare in 2000.
Michelin House at 81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, was constructed as the first permanent UK headquarters and tyre depot for the Michelin Tyre Company Ltd. The building opened for business on 20 January 1911. In 1987 the building was converted to mixed-use, with a store, restaurant, bar and office space.
Harvill Secker is a British publishing company formed in 2005 from the merger of Secker & Warburg and the Harvill Press.
William Heinemann Ltd., with the imprint Heinemann, was a London publisher founded in 1890 by William Heinemann. Their first published book, 1890's The Bondman, was a huge success and launched the company. He was joined in 1893 by Sydney Pawling. Heinemann died in 1920 and Pawling sold the company to Doubleday, having worked with them in the past to publish their works in the United States. Pawling died in 1922 and new management took over. Doubleday sold his interest in 1933.
The Fantastic Flying Journey (ISBN 1850291055) is a children's book written by Gerald Durrell. It is a story about three children and their great-uncle Lancelot travelling around the world in a hot air balloon. It was published by Conran Octopus, in 1987. It is illustrated by Graham Percy. In 1989, Durrell wrote a sequel for this book called The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure.
The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure (ISBN 1850292892) is the sequel to The Fantastic Flying Journey, both written by Gerald Durrell, illustrated by Graham Percy and published by Conran Octopus, this one in 1989. In this story, the Dollybutt children and their great-uncle Lancelot travel to the age of dinosaurs.
Richard Cawley is an English food writer, chef and fashion designer.
Hamlyn is a UK publishing company founded by Paul Hamlyn in 1950 with an initial investment of £350. His desire was to create "fine books with the common touch" which remains the foundation of its commercial success. It is part of the Octopus Publishing Group, now owned by Hachette Livre.
Conran is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Sebastian Bergne British Industrial Designer renowned for making everyday objects special with his essential and human approach to design. Sebastian and his team work as an external Industrial design facility for international brands, as a designer and supplier of bespoke objects for restaurants, retailers and individuals or as producer of a growing collection of personal editions. His wealth of experience makes him sought after as a curator, lecturer and commentator on design.
Simon Charles Hopkinson is an English food writer, critic and former chef. He published his first cookbook, Roast Chicken and Other Stories, in 1994.
The crafts of India are diverse, rich in history, culture and religion. The craft of each state in India reflect the influence of different empires. Throughout centuries, crafts have been embedded as a culture and tradition within rural communities.
Mitchell Beazley Publishers Limited is a British book publisher which is particularly specialised in atlases, reference books, natural history books, cook books, garden books and wine books.
Pamela Woods was born 1952 to Hilda and Herbert Woods in Leigh, Greater Manchester. She later moved to Berkshire in the early 1960s.
Tamsin Blanchard is a British fashion journalist, author, and lecturer. She is particularly known for her work on sustainability and ecological issues in fashion.