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The Penguin Collector

The Penguin Collector is the Society's twice-yearly journal, published each June and December. Its forerunner, The PCS Newsletter, began in 1974, soon after the Society was inaugurated and ran for forty issues. It became The Penguin Collector in December 1993 with Collector 41, and is produced in mock-Penguin format. It is now illustrated in colour throughout.

Articles are contributed by members and other writers on a wide range of Penguin-related matters. They are full of information and interest, the result of detailed research and careful editorial verification.

The ‘Collection Points’ section offers an opportunity to raise matters of interest and enquiry on Penguins and their publishing history and welcomes responses from readers.

The most recent issue, Collector 86, includes a précis of Kelly Neubeiser's PhD dissertation on Penguin Classics, for which she received the second PCS bursary; Agatha Christie on Allen Lane; a review of the visit to the National Art Library by a group of members and reminiscences of Penguin experiences from Len Deighton and others.

If you have something which could be considered for publication, however long or short, however much it is a preliminary draft or a finished article, do please contact the Editor

The Penguin Collector - June 1993 (Grey)The Penguin Collector - June 1994 (Orange)The Penguin Collector - December 1995 (Green)The Penguin Collector - December 1996 (Yellow)The Penguin Collector - December 1997 (Red)The Penguin Collector - July 1988 (Blue)