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Happy Wednesday! ! ✌️
Inspired by @places_and_books to share a photo of my silver spine penguins 🐧🐧
My two favourites are Cry the beloved Country & Ulysses.
What are your favourites??
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One of my favourite Pelican covers is this one. It's a detail from the multiple painting 'Energia Potenziale' by Eugenio Carmi. .
How Children Learn by John Holt was first published in 1967, and in Pelican Books in 1970. This one is a reprint from 1972. .
The author also wrote How Children Fail. I know little about the contents in either, but the blurb sounds promising;
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"...They [children] have their own ways of understanding, of working things out; and in most cases this fresh, natural style of thinking is destroyed when the child goes to school and encounters formal methods of learning."
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This example is available in my shop now, at a very good price 😀 Link in bio.
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What a solid little book. It has so many hidden treasures, like this Kazuko piece below for one example. Another of the poems bears a very close resemblance to an alt-J song, which tickled me. I love it when worlds collide ☺️
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“You went away from my heart
And I held on, loving you
But your tear stains spread
And spread, till the tears
Became a lake, and the lake
Engulfed my heart
That night, as I slept, I drowned
In my heart”
— Shiraishi Kazuko, Lake

1972 | New Writing in Japan. Edited by Yukio Mishima and Geoffrey Bownas. Cover design by Germano Facetti, showing a detail from Ama-no-Hashidate by Kawabata Ryūshi.

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“All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, and a laughing yarn from a merry fellow rover, and a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.” - John Masefield
A Tall Ship, published by Penguin in 1937.

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It’s not a triband, but I’m hoping it’s okay to sneak this in for #tribandtuesday This is a collection of short stories by the Ango-Irish writer Joyce Cary. Cary’s people were landlords from Donegal (where some of my family are from) who had much of their land redistributed, so, according to Wikipedia, this means displacement is a recurring theme in his work. I remember being quite taken with the film of his book, The Horse’s Mouth when I was a (weird) kid.
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I’ve only read a couple of the stories so far, including “Growing Up” about the relationship between a parent and his children. .
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That relationship is something I often think about (being a mum) as I think when my kids were little I tended to think I knew them and wanted them fixed for life in a certain aspect or grocery list of traits and abilities. But being humans they have continued to surprise me by growing new strengths (& occasionally dropping old ones). The father in the story is similarly surprised by aspects of his children’s personalities that he had not anticipated. .
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I was thinking on all this on the bus yesterday as a man wrestled with great patience with his fractious toddler. The child was 2 (though he looked younger as he was small for his age and very fair so looked almost bald) & tired and hot and wanted to run around the bus and his father was keen to prevent the boy from injuring himself. And people were, as they do, unhelpfully throwing looks in the direction of the screaming. The father was clearly embarrassed and doing his best so I chatted to him about how mine were at that age and what beach they were going to, and hearing his father’s voice chatting seemed to distract the child and he gave up and fell asleep. And I wondered how he will surprise his father in 10, 15, and 20 years. #vintagepenguin #joycecary #midcenturyfiction


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Admiring this vintage #Penguin edition this morning. Shades of green are like magnets for my eyes.
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#tribandtuesday, I can't remember who suggested this one, but I suspect it was @amy.bethel 😃
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So here is my triband for this Tuesday: A Penguin first edition from 1942. It's in a very poor state, and pages are as brittle as overbaked filo pastry..
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Meet Yourself As You Really Are was first published in 1936. I would really like to know who I really am, but I am not convinced about this self-help questionnaire. And who is Prince Leopold Loewenstein? And how would I know if I met myself as I really am, that that was the one I really was? I am not looking for a definite answer anyway 🐴🐵🐷
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If you ever did the test, did you meet yourself? As you really are? And did you like this self? I love the ads in this edition. Especially the one at the back cover..
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Continuing my colour theme for #tribandtuesday here’s a selection of beautiful blue biographies. Although I mostly read fiction I am partial to the odd biography and I must make the time to read some of this lot. Margot Asquith always strikes me as a fascinating (and terrifying) character so she may be first on my list. #penguinbooks #penguincollector #vintagepenguin #booklover #bookaddict #bookstagram #biography


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Not 'odd' strictly speaking. But I just like how the ink inscription from 1953 in this vintage Penguin paperback of Men and Gods by Rex Warner has bled onto the opposite page over time and created a reverse impression. #time #oddfindsinoldbooks #33ana3rdcurios #33ana3rdbooks #foundinbooks #lostinbooks #ephemera #vintagepenguin


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An Australian war time penguin for my first #tribandtuesday post.

It was hard to get books through the second world war out to Australia so Penguin allowed a local company to republish old penguins. Very flimsy but fascinating editions. Around 70 odd books came out from 1940-1946. Also has some great old ads. New Zealand and Egypt amongst other countries who also published their own copies.

Penguin Australia later through the 60s published the AU series with the #penguinboomerang symbol.

The Case of the Late Pig. Margery Allingham

Penguin (Lothian Publishing) Aus-276. October 1944 (No.41 of Australian series)
Originally published as 28 August 1940. (Number is same ie: 276)

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In my recent poll I asked you whether I should keep or sell these three books I found yesterday. 71% of you voted 'keep', and 29% voted 'sell'. .

I have come to the decision that I will keep L' Orange Mecanique for myself, even though I should probably read the novel in English before I start the French version 😀 Flaubert's Madame Bovary I have read before, so I wouldn't mind parting with this edition. The Guy de Maupassant's Miss Harriet and Other Stories I'm not sure about yet. .

This means that for the time being I will keep two and sell one, so Madame Bovary has just been added to my shop. And especially for you bookstagrammers, if you're interested in this book; use code MADAMEBOVARY at the checkout for a much reduced price! But be quick, offer ends tomorrow, Tuesday.. 😀😃😉 And thanks for voting! Shop link in my profile.
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Before Edward Young served as a submariner in World War II and wrote this wartime memoir, he worked as Penguin’s production manager. He spent time at London Zoo sketching penguins which he later used to design the famous logo. He was also responsible for the iconic three-band design which we celebrate every week with #tribandtuesday ☺️🧡
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Penguin honoured Young by making the 1000th book in the main series an edition of One of Our Submarines. The wreaths on the front cover and spine, and ‘1000' instead of ‘Penguin Books’ in the top panel differentiate this special edition. This particular edition also includes a short article, Penguins, A Retrospect.

1954 | One of Our Submarines by Edward Young.

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Is it Saturday yet?? 😜
Some beautiful Penguin Modern Classics for your pleasure 💕🐧
Enjoy the rest
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Today is the last day of the Nordic Studio Books summer sale! Lots of vintage Penguins and Pelicans, but also some French editions and a few hardbacks. And not the least, a good selection of plays, poetry and cookery! With 20 percent off all books. Go to my profile for shop link 😀 🦁
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Running with the ape theme: 1965 collection of John Wyndham short stories also now in stock.


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Going a bit old school (just for a change, haha) with some Katie Mansfield this week.
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Since it was at school that I first encountered her stories, I may have to read this while eating a tuna and alfalfa sandwich, just to really capture the entire nostalgia of the thing. Maybe I’ll even eat it in the stairwell at work which has that wonderful/horrible institutional smell of chalk and old carpet 😂

1973 | Bliss and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield. Cover shows a detail of The Ear-ring by Ambrose McEvoy.

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Today’s #seabirdsaturday is brought to you by the person whose books I have purchased at a local bookstore last year. Before I go into more of that, here are today’s books. Don Camillo series was unknown to me when I first found them at the bookstore, but the quick research on bookstagram (I started doing that about a year ago and believe it or not, it’s actually quite helpful!) led me to @addymanbooks‘ post on it, and the rest is history. The snippets I’ve read are absolutely hilarious, so I’ve been waiting to read these until this summer.
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Now, the previous owner. Once I saw his name and the books he had, I tried to get as many as I could find. Yesterday’s vintage Penguin of Take a Girl Like You was also his. I thought of what Maureen @finepreserversbooks does in a situation like this, so I googled and I found quite a bit of his life. Here’s what I found from his obituary. May he rest in peace.
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Malcolm James Benjamin "Ben" Paynter, 71, of 200 Valley View Drive, died Thursday, August 20, 2009. Born in Holly Hall, England, he graduated from Sheffield University in England where he earned his BSc in Biochemistry and his Masters and Doctorate in Microbiology. Dr. Paynter founded the Microbiology Dept at Clemson University, was the department chair for 21 years, taught and carried out research for a total of 40 years and upon retirement was honored as Professor Emeritus of Microbiology.
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It’s rather poignant, finding out about the previous owner. I like keeping remains of the previous owners in the books when I come across them, but it’s not all cream and sugar when you give it a thought. But, anyway, the books still live on to give new meanings of the old stories and that’s always great. Happy Saturday!
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It’s #seabirdsaturday and I thought I’d share three of my new acquisitions which were a very thoughtful gift from my friend @mamaprudames. She’s treasured these books for many years but when she heard about my Penguin addiction (I mean collection) she very generously gave them to me so they could hang out on the shelf with other vintage Penguins. Thank you, Helen! As you can see they are very happy in their new home. #penguinbooks #vintagepenguin #penguincollector #booklover #bookaddict #bookstagram #bookshelves #booksbooksbooks #hoffnung #ronaldsearle #sttrinians


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Penguin provides two visions of Britain. I know which one I choose. .
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I’ve been asked by Oxfam to visit one of their shops and find a treasure! This has got to be one of the easiest ever projects for me as I usually visit at least one Oxfam bookshop a week.

So today I thought I’d visit my favourite local-ish shop in Berkhamsted and I wasn’t disappointed. There’s a lovely lady who volunteers there who knows that I love Penguin books, and so when I visit she goes into the store cupboard and brings out piles of Penguin and Puffin goodies to tempt me!

I finally settled on this 1946 edition of Swimming, number 48 in the Puffin Picture book series.

It took great restraint not to buy the whole pile of Puffins; I think I may need to go back for a few more!
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It’s been a busy week, so I thank Fin (short for Finish Line for anyone wondering), for spontaneously climbing up the library ladder and making this post possible. She is always ready to provide some content for #caturday 😹.
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I made 18 jars of apricot jam this week (that’s where the “finepreserver” in finepreserversbooks comes from), but we usually make more than 50 jars in a season, so I’m off to hopefully find at least 20 more pounds of apricots today.
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As you can see in my photo, I’ve been using jars of homemade Concord grape jam as bookends. They were only meant to be a temporary fix, so now I’m looking for something flatter and heavier that I can use instead. Any suggestions? I like to keep a little space at the end of each shelf to accommodate a few new additions. Thanks for any ideas!
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Helping out in Sister in Law's shop this morn, brought this along for the quiet moments 🐧
This copy dates from 1964 and cover design by Milton Glaser.
Hope you're having a lovely Saturday morning ✌️
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Last night I concluded The Trial, by Franz Kafka. My first step in to the world of Kafka, I found this an extremely interesting read. It is probably a good job I didn't read it before my period of Jury Duty earlier this year!

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Snap!! @amy.bethel 😄
I also ordered two vintage #grahamgreene books last week from @pgbloodhouse !!
The Quiet American (1969) & May We Borrow Your Husband? (1969) 🐧 with those excellent Paul Hogarth covers 💕
I enjoyed Brighton Rock & The End of the Affair, and excited to read both of these!! Happy Friday to all my bookish buddies !!
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Well, here’s a surprise, I’ve actually read all of this #greenbookstack There’s two of the Narnia Chronicles, the wonderful, fabulous Five Children and It, James Joyce’s Dubliners, George Ewart Evans’ Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay (& if you like history you’ll probably love Evans’ oral histories), and Four Hedges by Claire Leighton (a “gardener’s chronicle” with gorgeous woodcuts). I’ll do a separate piece on the Joyce sometime, because it’s a beautiful read. #vintagepenguin #puffinbooks #vintagepaperbacks


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It’s changeover day in the cottages and, as usual, I’ve been distracted by the Donkey of Dreams in Smugglers Lane. This is where all of my duplicates end up. Lucky guests, I say! #penguinbooks #vintagepenguin #penguincollector #bookaddict #booklover #penguindonkey #ernestrace #ercol #britishdesign #midcentury #midcenturymodern #designclassic #interiors #interiorinspo #cornishcottage #holidaycottage #staycation #holidayreading #middlecolenso


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Book shelf goals 🙌❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Repost from @the_colour_file - Recently, I had a conversation with someone who was shocked that I sometimes (errr, often) buy books purely for their colour. ‘You mean you buy books and never READ them?!?’ he said. ‘But that’s sacrilege!!’ In truth, I feel no guilt, shame or inferiority for doing this. I love books and I have even been known to read at times. But to me it’s not just about the content, it’s also about their pure physicality and analogue wondrousness: their smell, their size and feel as you hold them and, of course, their colours. I told this person that for me, buying a book for its colour is no different to buying a vase for its colour. Except I probably love my coloured book collection more than I love any of my other assorted colourful objects. So here are just some of them, looking delightful and not worrying in the slightest that they’ve been repurposed and might not be read for the foreseeable future. I’m convinced they know how much they’re loved.
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The stories in this volume all contain a supernatural aspect of some kind, a literary device I sometimes find a little irritating, especially when it turns into nonsense and wild tangents. I still wanted to give this a go though, as I really admire Forster as a novelist and was keen to see what his short stories were like.
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The Story of a Panic is the first one he ever wrote. It’s a funny, eerie little thing. I’m still unconvinced of the fantasy element, and it was ultimately the narrator who saved the story for me. No one does English pomposity quite so well as Forster, and our haughty protagonist did not disappoint. I laughed aloud several times at his jolly-hockeysticks treatment of the dreadful Eustace, and sniffy impatience with anyone more idiotic or inferior to him (everyone else).
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I also couldn’t help noticing some parallels with A Passage to India. I thought the group outing to the valley, for example, mirrored pretty closely the whole caves fiasco in the novel — people bumbling around stupidly, struggling against the suddenly menacing physical world.
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I would read more from this collection, but that’s probably not going to happen. I‘ve got so many books I want to get through that I’m starting to feel a bit faint about it all 😓

1976 | Collected Short Stories by E.M. Forster. Cover illustration by David Gentleman.

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Coordinating vintage paperback/hardback book purchases from the weekend, from @lisagriffith101's inaugural book crawl. I already have a copy of The Girl with Green Eyes but I couldn't resist Rita Tushingham's lovely face from the 1964 film adaption.
#bookcrawl #vintagepenguin #vintagepaperback #ednaobrien #irishwriters


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Two more #penguinenglishlibrary books, Tom Jones 1979 and Sons and Lovers 1981 👍🏻 Here’s the full collection, plenty left to go 😀 🐧
Happy Wednesday ✌🏻
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I spotted this dark blue vintage Penguin while sorting books this morning in preparation for this fall’s book sale. It was a perfect book to come across on #tribandtuesday.
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And there are less than three months to go until the next sale! There have been so many donations coming in, and I’m excited about what I might find in October.
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It's #tribandtuesday and here is a lovely 1939 edition of 'The Eighteen Nineties' by Holbrook Jackson. It always pays to have a good flick through a vintage Penguin as soon as you purchase it - in this copy I found *part of* a dustjacket...the closest I've ever got to owning one!
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I can remember the exact moment in my life when I fell in love with the Victorian era. I was 8 years old and my school classroom that year was an outdoors hut (I've since learnt that these were 'Pratten' pre-fabricated classroom huts. It was a relatively cheap, supposedly temporary, classroom space and it had no doubt already outlived its original shelf-life!). On one particular morning there was a surprise inside the hut...all the desks had been joined together and were laden with Victorian paraphernalia - mysterious & beautiful objects; intricate & detailed; large & small...kitchen & cleaning items; oil lamps; books; sewing supplies; big heavy keys; old leather gloves & delicate spectacles; photographs, letters & scientific equipment. Every inch of table space was covered with strange & wondrous objects. My eyes lit up at this treasure trove...I'd never seen anything like it before. Freddie Mercury once declared "I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter". At that moment I felt the same. With hindsight this display was probably an introduction to a new topic we were about to start about the Victorians. My interest was immediately piqued by these people from the past who seemed to have such 'exquisite clutter' in their lives.
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Fast forward 30 years to when I was awarded a doctorate in Film History. It's probably no coincidence that my PhD thesis about silent film exhibition focused on two years in particular: 1896 & 1897. I do wonder if I was drawn to researching that era because of what I saw and felt the day the exquisite clutter came to school...
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Went for a close up for this #tribandtuesday 🐧
This is no. 270 in the main series and this copy dates from 1940 👍🏻 Happy Tuesday evening everyone ✌🏻✌🏻
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Back in business, shop is OPEN 😄 with 20 % off all books for the rest of the week! .

I'm finally home in the UK after a long journey into my past in Norway. The house I grew up in is now empty, and I have come back with several boxes of childhood stuff. And many beautiful old books and records.
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Here's a nice bunch of old Western books from the 1950s, in Norwegian translations. Keeping these for myself, but there are more than 250 books listed in my etsy bookshop. Go to my profile to find the shop link.
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We all know that Penguins stand the test of time. These much loved titles are still used regularly by my mother-in-law. The one at front is Preserves for All Occasions - the covers were being used as page markers 😂. The other book is The Penguin Book of Cookery. Its covers were nowhere to be found but the spine is still intact.
More fabulous cookery books coming tomorrow.
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It’s #tribandtuesday and, after last week’s pink Penguin parade, I thought I’d share some of my purple Penguins which are classified as essays and belles lettres. Apart from occasionally dipping into one or two of them I haven’t explored this series yet. Have any of my fellow Penguin collectors and, if so, do you have any recommendations? #bookstagram #booklover #bookaddict #bookcollector #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #penguincollector


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A bunch of Penguins going into stock today. Starting with some du Mauriers. The Parasites, 1966, just added.


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Morning light streaming into the living room. It looks like we’re in for another scorching week. Whatever you’re up to, have a good one! #bookshelves #booklover #bookaddict #bookcollector #readingnook #vintagepenguin #ernestrace #alvaraalto #gretagrossman #midcenturymodern #interiors #interiorinspo #myhome #myhomestyle


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“Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.”
Neil Gaiman
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Some of my London layover book shopping treasures- a trio of Penguin Parade issues. I’ve never seen them before.. Tell me what you know about them bookstagram friends!
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...a terribly smooth 80s looking Mr Ripley from 1979 also now in stock.
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1973 Penguin edition of the sequel to 'The Talented Mr Ripley' now in stock. Link in bio.
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I’ve long been a fan of Elizabeth David, not just her food but the wonderful way in which she writes about it. I’ve amassed a mini collection of her works in Penguin Handbook editions and there’s something particularly satisfying about cooking from them even though I have other, modern copies. Tonight it’s Poulet a L’Estragon from Summer Cooking. #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #penguincollector #cookbook #elizabethdavid #summercooking #cookery #classiccookbook #bookstagram #inmykitchen


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Orwell, Steinbeck and Wyndham, I am in good company this sunny morningThis mornings #bookhaul nice set of #vintagepenguin #bookstagram #bookhunting


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Scary Stuff: 😱😱👻👻 A nice haul of ghost and horror stories from Pan and Penguin.

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary: M R James. Penguin 91. 1959
More Ghost Stories of An Antiquary: M R James. Pan 359. 1955
The Second Ghost Book: Ed Lady Cynthia Asquith. Pan 393. 1956
The Fourth Book of Horror Stories: Ed Herbert van Thal. Pan X261. 1963

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Regram from our main page #33ana3rdcurios this handwritten note in this #vintagepenguin classic of #hermanhesse Steppenwolf can anybody #translate

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So I picked up these gorgeous vintage editions of Jean Rhys’ books in Penzance today (among other things). The cover illustrations are by Faith Jacques whose work graces the cover of my very battered edition of Carrie’s War. Of the three I’ve only read Wide Sargasso Sea although I’m sorely tempted to read it again as it’s ages since I read it and I was absolutely astounded by it when I did. Besides, I only have a few thousand books left on my #tbr list. What are your thoughts on re-reading? I do it quite often and usually the same books over and over again. #currentlyreading #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #bookaddict #booklover #bookcollector #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #penguincollector #secondhandbooks #jeanrhys #widesargassosea #faithjacques


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Shamefully, I have not read any of these (though I have a green book stack where I’ve read all of them, so may be redeemable). They’re so #prettyinpink though, and I’ve only got this tiny group of pink penguins, so wanted to capture them. And join in @littlefamilylondon and @sophiewarrensmith ‘s #summer_inbloom (for @blackshorestyle ). I hope the green wall is cooling for those of you suffering a heat wave. It’s still coolish (22) on the southwest coast (or northwest, depending on your perspective!), though we have forests on fire the city is a decent temp. #seabirdsaturday #vintagepenguin


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Never read any Boll. But I couldn't resist these covers. Any recommendations? #heinrichboll #penguinclassics #vintagepenguin #bookstagram #books


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Sharing some rainbow penguin love for Limerick Pride today 🌈 Happy Saturday everyone ✌🏻
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Look at these beauties!! I found these in #oxfambooks in Dublin last week, for a bargain price too 👍🏻
Beautiful cover design by David Gentleman. Will share the rest of that #bookhaul in the coming days 🐧🐧
Happy happy Friday 🙌🏻 As You like It - 1968
Henry VIII - 1971
The Comedy of Errors - 1976
Pericles - 1976

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Penguin sale! Get 20% off potloads of fantastic Penguin books. Crime and sci fi included! Use code PENGUIN20


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Vintage Penguin 26 and my first Rumer Godden novel - Black Narcissus. I say first because I loved this so much I’m sure I’ll be reading more of her work. •

Published in 1939, Black Narcissus is about a group of idealistic nuns who travel to Mopu, a small settlement in the foothills of the Himalayas, where they establish a convent school in a former harem. •

The nuns, led by the imperious Sister Clodagh, soon find themselves challenged both by the unforgiving landscape and their interactions with the locals. They begin to lose sight of their mission and one of them, Sister Ruth, starts to lose her grip on reality. •

The characters are marvellously drawn, from the dissolute land agent, Mr Dean, to the young Indian General Dilip Rai - the Black Narcissus of the title. •

This is a novel about religion, isolation and idealism. It simmers with sexual tension, petty jealousy and insanity. Above all it’s novel about place. Godden’s description of the landscape is breathtakingly beautiful and highly evocative. •

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Chosen Words by Ivor Brown is such a wonderful book. I love this cover too 🙌🏻 He writes about olden day words and phrases that now may be out of use. I have to seek out his other books!! This was published in 1961 🐧
Thanks @pgbloodhouse for the matching postcard 👍🏻
I’ve always loved the word ‘Flabbergasted’ 😆
Goodnight and roll on the weekend (I’m off to see The The in Dublin , yes showing my age , but very excited) ✌🏻✌🏻
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