Saturday, September 03, 2005

Pick Up A Penguin
Allen Lane changed the nature of publishing in Britain when he started Penguin books and challenged the cultural elitism of British society by making a rich legacy of ideas accessible to ordinary people.
This week's Times Literary Supplement reviews Penguin Special: the Life and Times of Allen Lane by Jeremy Lewis and Penguin By Design: A Cover Story, 1935-2005 by Phil Baines which looks at the design of Penguin covers. The full text of the review is available online - but read it quickly the TLS only make selected articles free online for one week.