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The Stone Roses Poster Print Debut Album As Penguin Books


If the Stone Roses had been novelists rather than musicians here’s how their debut album might have turned out. Each book in this print corresponds to a track on that album, arranged in the order they appear on the original vinyl release. 59 more words


80 Years of Penguin: Little Black Classics Review

Penguin has always celebrated its anniversaries, using the occasion to promote its brand and beautifully-designed books. Since its launch in 1935, Penguin have globalised and strengthened their position in the publishing industry to become arguably the most recognisable brand in the world. 277 more words

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Beowulf - A classic that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien's epic vision in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

If Tolkien’s name was what captured you to read this post, we are in the same boat. I picked up Beowulf from the library shelves because of his name too. 273 more words

Book Reviews

Good Times, Bad Times: The Complete Stories of Dorothy Parker

Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker

These days, I suppose Dorothy Parker is best remembered for witty verse, blistering one-liners and maybe her work as a screenwriter in Hollywood. 824 more words


Far from the Madding Crowd

Title: Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publishing Date: Published April 29th 2003 by Penguin Classics (first published 1874)

Pages/Formatting: Paperback, 480 pages… 671 more words

Historic Fiction

It Was Snowing Butterflies

On its 80th anniversary, Penguin Books has launched Little Black Classics, a series of 80 titles priced at just 80p. The diminutive books include fiction and nonfiction works drawn from Penguin’s Classics list. 23 more words


THE PITFALLS OF MENTAL EVOLUTION, by Arthur Koestler (1905-1983) (Excerpt from "The Sleepwalkers")

We are in the habit of visualizing man’s political and social history as a wild zigzag which alternates between progress and disaster, but the history of science as a steady, cumulative process, represented by a continuously rising curve, where each epoch adds some new item of knowledge to the legacy of the past, making the temple of science grow brick by brick toever greater height.

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