Howard Timmins and his Protégés
Howard Timmins was a larger than life figure both in publishing and in Cape Town commercial life. He was one of the earliest publishers in South Africa using his own imprint and he soon established himself as a major force in the publishing of ‘popular’ as against academic and legal books. Many of his writers of popular histories were either professional journalists or had written numerous articles for magazines.
This was certainly the case with Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and Paddy Cartwright, all of whom knew or had worked with each other on newspapers, and was also the case with TV Bulpin and Jose Burman.