Bernard and Croll
The publishing house was created in 1952 through a merger of Bernard Printers - established since the 17th century - and Croll Booksellers (Croll Piplofol in Xliponian), who still operate from their refurbished 1790 headquarters on Fonn a Çur (Tower Bridge) Street.
Some recent editorial successes from "B&C":
- The Columbus Journals by Aaron Dworkin, the controversial bestseller based on a worldwide conspiracy theory (involving Xliponia, of course);
- The Giordano Bruno Code by Mylord Snarke, another scholarly adventure;
- The works of J.R.R. Tolkien;
- The adventures of Tintin;
- The Henry Portman books;
- The Great Detectives collection, including
- Sir Uther Conan Doyle's Inspector Watson, the archetype of the scientific detective, cool and rational;
- Agatha Marple's Ulysse Pommet, the Batavian sleuth fond of his "little grey cells", and Miss Christie, the dear old lady in a sleepy English village;
- K. G. (Karl Georg) Schachendorff's Rabbi Schwarz, a stolid, ungracious and unassuming theologian with keen common sense.