In 1984, a time when the publishing landscape was becoming increasingly corporate, Nigel Newton decided to start a new independent literary publishing company. The following year, he and publisher David Reynolds came up with a plan. In 1986 Bloomsbury Publishing began its life in a small office above a Chinese restaurant in Putney. For all its early ambition, no-one could have envisaged the 35 years that would follow. In 'Bloomsbury 35', editors-in-chief Liz Calder and Alexandra Pringle have made selections from novels they have published on Bloomsbury's adult list, from each year of Bloomsbury's life.