In 1933, S.S. Koteliansky, the translator and editor (whose associates often used the abbreviated form 'Kot'), suggested to Richardson that Pilgrimage would sell rather better if she moved from Duckworth to a publisher willing to spend money on promoting her books.
She agreed, but had several reservations: Duckworth had been kind to her and she felt bad at the idea of leaving him; she also owed Duckworth money from advances that had never been recouped through sales. Her real priority was to get a ‘collected’ edition of Pilgrimage published.
This would allow readers to start at the beginning, and read the novels as ‘chapter-volumes’ of one long work, as they were intended. Kotelianksy was sympathetic, and with his help Richardson moved to Dent and Cresset. The collected Pilgrimage came out in 1938.