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Telegraph | News | Giles Gordon, top literary agent, dies fortnight after fall

Giles Gordon, the noted Scottish literary agent, has died having never regained consciousness after falling on the stairs at his Edinburgh home on October 31st.

As far as ACHUKA is aware, Gordon, whose first wife (from whom he was divorced) happened to be a children's book illustrator, moved exclusively in the world of adult literature (although see extract below for J K Rowling connection). But we used to hear a good deal about him via the late Martin Seymour-Smith, one of Gordon's clients.

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The Scotsman [News story]

The Scotsman - Feature
"On one occasion he wrote that JK Rowling shopped at the same delicatessen as he, only to be berated by the manager for chasing her away, a result he regarded as highly amusing. The phenomenon of JK Rowling grew under his nose but he insisted he was relieved she had never approached him in case he would have rejected her manuscript and regretted it ever after..."

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