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The Companion to the study of Penguin Books

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Editor: James Mackay, Tim Graham
Date: Oct 2020
ISBN: 9780993110696
Type: PCS Publication
Pages: 272
Medium: Large Format – Heavy
Series: Pelican, Buildings of England, Classics, King Penguin, Main Series, Other and Misc, Q Books, Forces (wartime editions), Christmas, Puffin and associated Series, Art and Architecture, Poetry, Crime, Colonial and Overseas, Hansard, Shakespeare, Various, Education
Focus: Authors, Books, Design, Ephemera, History of Penguin, Illustrators, Penguin Personalities

The Companion to the study of Penguin Books is the fourth edition of the Society's standard reference guide to Penguin Books, now with nearly 800 entries and around 300 illustrations. It is both an introductory history of Penguins and a guide to the secondary published material about the company, its people, and its books. Some of Penguin’s recorded history has come from Penguin itself and other publishers; much has come from the many books and articles published by the Society itself; and writers in academic and other journals have also contributed to the body of knowledge.

In this Companion, we try to provide an entrée to this wide range of expertise as well as to help those who know something about Penguins to dig more deeply. Everything which the Companion covers is the result of someone reporting their experience, or the outcome of research into one aspect of the books, or of one Penguinthusiast tapping the knowledge of another. There is much more to learn, and we hope that the Companion will encourage its users to continue their exploration.

Hard cover, 19.5 x 20.5 cms. Text set in 10 on 12 point Gill Sans Light.

Printed and bound by Gwasg Gomer/Gomer Press, Llandysul, Ceredigion

Print run 650 copies