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In 1935, if you wanted to read a good book, you needed either a lot of money or a library card. Cheap paperbacks were available, but their poor production generally tended to mirror the quality between the covers. Penguin paperbacks were the brainchild of Allen Lane, then a director of The Bodley Head. After a weekend visiting Agatha Christie in Devon, he found himself on a platform at Exeter station searching its bookstall for something to read on his journey back to London, but discovered only popular magazines and reprints of Victorian novels. Appalled by the selection on offer, Lane decided that good quality contemporary fiction should be made available at an attractive price and sold not just in traditional bookshops, but also in railway stations, tobacconists and chain stores. He also wanted a 'dignified but flippant' symbol for his new business. His secretary suggested a Penguin and another employee was sent to London Zoo to make some sketches. Seventy years later Penguin is still one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

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Amy Girl

By: Penguin Publishing

Year: 1988

Type: Novel - Softcover

Product Line: Horror Novels (Penguin Publishing)

Barracuda - Final Bearing

By: Penguin Publishing

Year: 1997

Type: Novel - Softcover

Product Line: Modern Novels (Penguin Publishing)

(dust jacket VG+)

Conflict of Interest

By: Penguin Publishing

Year: 2002

Type: Novel - Softcover

Product Line: Mystery Novels (Penguin Publishing)

Cybergypsies, The

By: Penguin Publishing

Year: 1999

Type: Novel - Hardcover

Product Line: Modern Novels (Penguin Publishing)

(dust jacket VG)
(dust jacket VG)

Game Boys

By: Penguin Publishing

Year: 2008

Type: Hardcover

Product Line: Reference Books (Penguin Publishing)

Hero of Ticonderoga, The

By: Penguin Publishing

Year: 2002

Type: Novel - Softcover

Product Line: Modern Novels (Penguin Publishing)

(remainder mark)

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