Miscellany 6 Happy Birthday Puffin
|Series:||Puffin and associated Series|
The Miscellany series was an attempt to make some of the more important material from the Newsletters available again but in a revised and consolidated form where appropriate.
In 1991 Penguin Books celebrated the 50th anniversary of Puffins and this is reflected in the material gleaned from Newsletters and other sources.
- ‘The Birth of Puffin Picture Books’ insights by Noel Carrington, reprinted from PCS Newsletter 13, 1979.
- ‘Puffin Picture Books: A Golden Memory’, David Self covers the history of the series.
- ‘Harlequin Books’ by Noel Carrington and others. This article was first printed in PCS Newsletter 16, 1981 and brings together correspondence in earlier Newsletters on the similarities between this series and Puffin Picture Books.
- ‘The Puffin Years’, memories from Eleanor Graham
- ‘Puffins in Schools’ by Barbara Edwards, first printed in PCS Newsletter 7, 1976.
- ‘Baby Puffins: a Checklist’ contains a helpful list, some illustrations and a brief history.
- ‘Ptarmigan Books’ by G H M Holman, first printed in PCS Newsletter 16, 1981, contains a helpful list, some illustrations and a history of this short series.
- ‘Books to Cut Up’ reprinted from Penguins Progress 5, 1947, with a description of several titles that were proposed for the Puffin Building Books series (including the Cotswold Village). These were later published as PC (Puffin Cut-Out) titles.
- ‘The Emmett Festival Railway’ reprinted from Penguins Progress 14, 1951
- ‘Early Cut-Out Books: a Checklist’ a useful checklist of PP and PC titles (plus Q12) that were all designed to be cut out.
- ‘Benjamin Pollock and The Penguin Connection’ by Richard Williams reprinted from PCS Newsletter 17, 1986.
- ‘Porpoise Books: an illustrated Checklist’ looks at this short foray into board books and includes the four titles that were printed and the four that were never published.
- ‘Cage Me a Peacock’ by Dave Gregory considers Penguin's early attempt to enter the teenage market. This article covers the history and provides a checklist.
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