Paul Sidey was a greatly respected and much loved editor who started his publishing career at Penguin in 1970. In 1980 he moved to Hutchinson, where he worked as an Editorial Director until his retirement in 2012. Among the authors he worked closely with over the years were Ruth Rendell, Angela Carter, Graham Swift, Olivia Manning, John Lahr, John Mortimer and Willie Donaldson. His lifelong love of the cinema led him to publish the memoirs of many film directors and actors, including Richard Attenborough, Anthony Sher, François Truffaut, John Mills, Charlton Heston and Anna Massey. When his children were young, he published two volumes of poems for children, My Brother is an Alien and Dinosaur Diner. After he retired, he wrote three novels based on Arthurian and Greek legend, and a few months before his death in September 2014, he completed his remarkable semi-autobiographical family novel, The Book of Wag.