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Postcards from Penguin

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A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket. From classics to crime, here are over seventy years of quintessentially British design in one box.

In 1935 Allen Lane stood on a platform at Exeter railway station, looking for a good book for the journey to London. His disappointment at the poor range of paperbacks on offer led him to
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Hardcover Box, 101 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Penguin Books
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A perfectly brilliant concept: 100 very good quality postcards of classic Penguin (paperback) covers, in a nice, solid, front-opening box. They are very almost too gorgeous to use: except that I SHALL write and post this set .. and very likely buy myself a second set for permanent residence on my bookshelves (simply to take out, shuffle, and look at).

Yes, e-mail or texting has its uses; but as a method of communication it is impersonal and really SAD.

I simply can’t help but smile at the iconic
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Oct 23, 2016 Gerry rated it it was amazing
I do enjoy most offerings from Penguin Books and this one is no exception.

When Allen Lane founded Penguin Books in 1935 he probably did not realise that he was creating an icon that would last probably forever. He declared 'good design is no more expensive than bad' and the three bold horizontal stripes certainly proved to be a good design. They have gone through many different stylish, inventive and iconic cover designs but Penguin Books are still instantly recognisable for what they are. Class
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