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Index Penguin Books

Penguin Books is a British publishing house. [1]

196 relations: A Farewell to Arms, Albatross Books, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Allen Lane, André Maurois, André Michel, Anthony Blunt, Army Bureau of Current Affairs, Arthur Ransome, Arts Council of Great Britain, Australia, £sd, Barbara Euphan Todd, Battle of France, Belles-lettres, Bertelsmann, Betty Radice, Bleed (printing), Book, Cambridge University Press, Canada, Cartouche (design), Censorship, Central School of Art and Design, Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, City of Westminster, Collaborative fiction, Compton Mackenzie, Country Life (magazine), Crypt, Culture of the United Kingdom, Cyril Connolly, D. H. Lawrence, David Irving, David Talbot Rice, Deborah Lipstadt, Demand, Dorothy L. Sayers, E. P. Dutton, E. V. Rieu, Edgar Ansel Mowrer, Edward Preston Young, Edward Young, Eleanor Graham, Ellis Waterhouse, England, Eric Gill, Eric Linklater, Eric Maclagan, Ernest Hemingway, ..., Esparto, Essay, Eunice Frost, Everyman's Library, Fatwa, Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky, Fighting Fantasy, Financial Times, Formalism (art), Gamebook, Geneviève Tabouis, Georg Dehio, George Bernard Shaw, Germano Facetti, Gill Sans, Great Books of the 20th Century, Hamish Hamilton, Harmondsworth, Hegemony or Survival, Holocaust denial, Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, Homer, Horizon (magazine), Hot metal typesetting, Ian Ballantine, Imprint (trade name), India, Irving v Penguin Books Ltd, Jan Tschichold, Jaroslav Hašek, John Betjeman, John Gould, John Lehmann, John Ramsbottom (mycologist), John Summerson, Kaye Webb, Kurt Enoch, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Lawrence Durrell, Left Book Club, Leonard Woolley, Letterpress printing, Leverhulme Trust, List of early Puffin Story Books, List of Penguin Classics, Literary magazine, Logo, London, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Mary Webb, Michael Joseph (publisher), Ministry of Supply, Monograph, Monopoly, Munich Agreement, New American Library, New Writing, Nikolaus Pevsner, Noam Chomsky, Noel Carrington, Norman Nicholson, Obscenity, Odyssey, Offset printing, Oxford University Press, Pan Books, Paperback, Pearson plc, Pelican Books, Penguin 60s, Penguin Books Ltd. v. India Book Distributors and Others, Penguin Celebrations, Penguin Classics, Penguin Collectors Society, Penguin Composition Rules, Penguin Essentials, Penguin Group, Penguin Modern Poets, Penguin poetry anthologies, Penguin Random House, Penguin Red Classics, Peter Chalmers Mitchell, Peter Lasko, Peter Mayer, Pevsner Architectural Guides, Phototypesetting, Phyllis Barclay-Smith, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Poet's Pub, Politics of Canada, Prisoner of war, Private Libraries Association, Publication right, Publishing, Puffin Books, Pulp (paper), R v Penguin Books Ltd, Random House, Republic of Ireland, Richard Hoggart, Roald Dahl, Robert Baldick, Robert Gibbings, Romek Marber, Routledge, Rudolf Wittkower, Ruhollah Khomeini, Salman Rushdie, Saul Bellow, Shell Guides, Shiela Grant Duff, Siné, Sixpence (British coin), Smoky the Cowhorse, South Africa, Spycatcher, Stuart Hall (cultural theorist), Suhrkamp Verlag, Supply (economics), Susan Ertz, Tauchnitz publishers, Tavistock Institute, The Bodley Head, The Burlington Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, The Satanic Verses, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, Tony Godwin, Typeface, United Kingdom, United States, Ursula K. Le Guin, V. K. Krishna Menon, Victor Gollancz Ltd, Vigo Street, Viking Press, War Office, Wiki, Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt, William Emrys Williams, Willie Gallacher (politician), Woolworths Group, World War II, Worzel Gummidge, Yale University Press. Expand index (146 more) »

A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway set during the Italian campaign of World War I. First published in 1929, it is a first-person account of an American, Frederic Henry, serving as a lieutenant ("tenente") in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army.

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Albatross Books

Albatross Books was a German publishing house based in Hamburg that produced the first modern mass-market paperback books.

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.

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Allen Lane

Sir Allen Lane (born Allen Lane Williams; 21 September 1902 – 7 July 1970) was a British publisher who together with his brothers Richard and John Lane founded Penguin Books in 1935, bringing high-quality paperback fiction and non-fiction to the mass market.

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André Maurois

André Maurois (born Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog; 26 July 1885 – 9 October 1967) was a French author.

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André Michel

André Michel (20 February 1910 – 5 June 1989) was a French film director and screenwriter.

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Anthony Blunt

Anthony Frederick Blunt (26 September 1907 – 26 March 1983), known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO, from 1956 to 1979, was a leading British art historian who in 1964, after being offered immunity from prosecution, confessed to having been a Soviet spy.

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Army Bureau of Current Affairs

The Army Bureau of Current Affairs, or ABCA, was an organisation set up by William Emrys Williams to educate and raise morale amongst British servicemen and servicewomen during World War II.

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Arthur Ransome

Arthur Michell Ransome (18 January 1884 – 3 June 1967) was an English author and journalist.

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Arts Council of Great Britain

The Arts Council of Great Britain was a non-departmental public body dedicated to the promotion of the fine arts in Great Britain.

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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£sd (pronounced /ɛlɛsˈdiː/ ell-ess-dee and occasionally written Lsd) is the popular name for the pre-decimal currencies once common throughout Europe, especially in the British Isles and hence in several countries of the British Empire and subsequently the Commonwealth.

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Barbara Euphan Todd

Barbara Euphan Todd (9 January 1890 – 2 February 1976) was an English writer well remembered for her ten books for children about a scarecrow called Worzel Gummidge.

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Battle of France

The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War.

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Belles-lettres or belles lettres is a category of writing, originally meaning beautiful or fine writing.

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Bertelsmann is a German multinational corporation based in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Betty Radice

Betty Radice (3 January 1912 – 19 February 1985) was a literary editor and translator.

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Bleed (printing)

In printing, bleed is printing that goes beyond the edge of where the sheet will be trimmed.

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A book is a series of pages assembled for easy portability and reading, as well as the composition contained in it.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Cartouche (design)

A cartouche (also cartouch) is an oval or oblong design with a slightly convex surface, typically edged with ornamental scrollwork.

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Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient" as determined by government authorities.

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Central School of Art and Design

The Central School of Art and Design was a public school of fine and applied arts in London, England.

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Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies

The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) was a research centre at the University of Birmingham, England.

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City of Westminster

The City of Westminster is an Inner London borough which also holds city status.

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Collaborative fiction

Collaborative fiction is a form of writing by a group of three or more authors who share creative control of a story.

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Compton Mackenzie

Sir Compton Mackenzie, OBE (born Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie, 17 January 1883 – 30 November 1972) was an English-born Scottish writer of fiction, biography, histories and a memoir, as well as a cultural commentator, raconteur and lifelong Scottish nationalist.

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Country Life (magazine)

Country Life is a British weekly perfect-bound, glossy magazine, based in London at 110 Southwark Street (until March 2016 when it became based in Farnborough, Hampshire), and owned by Time Inc UK.

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A crypt (from Latin crypta "vault") is a stone chamber beneath the floor of a church or other building.

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Culture of the United Kingdom

The culture of the United Kingdom is influenced by the UK's history as a developed state, a liberal democracy and a great power; its predominantly Christian religious life; and its composition of four countries—England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland—each of which has distinct customs, cultures and symbolism.

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Cyril Connolly

Cyril Vernon Connolly (10 September 1903 – 26 November 1974) was an English literary critic and writer.

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D. H. Lawrence

Herman Melville, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Lev Shestov, Walt Whitman | influenced.

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David Irving

David John Cawdell Irving (born 24 March 1938) is an English author and Holocaust denier who has written on the military and political history of World War II, with a focus on Nazi Germany.

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David Talbot Rice

David Talbot Rice (11 July 1903 in Rugby – 12 March 1972 in Cheltenham) was an English art historian.

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Deborah Lipstadt

Deborah Esther Lipstadt (born March 18, 1947) is an American historian, best known as author of the books Denying the Holocaust (1993), History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier (2005) and The Eichmann Trial (2011).

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In economics, demand is the quantities of a commodity or a service that people are willing and able to buy at various prices, over a given period of time.

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Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy Leigh Sayers (13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was a renowned English crime writer and poet.

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E. P. Dutton


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E. V. Rieu

Emile Victor Rieu CBE (10 February 1887 – 11 May 1972) was a British classicist, publisher, poet, and initiator and editor of the Penguin Classics series of books.

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Edgar Ansel Mowrer

Edgar Ansel Mowrer (March 8, 1892 – March 2, 1977) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and author best known for his writings on international events.

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Edward Preston Young

Edward Preston "Teddy" Young & Bar (17 November 1913 – 28 January 2003) was a British graphic designer, submariner and publisher.

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Edward Young

Edward Young (3 July 1683 – 5 April 1765) was an English poet, best remembered for Night-Thoughts.

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Eleanor Graham

Eleanor Graham (born 9 January 1896 in Walthamstow, England; died 8 March 1984 in London) was a book editor and children's book author.

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Ellis Waterhouse

Sir Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse (16 February 1905 – 7 September 1985) was an English art historian who specialized in Roman baroque and English painting.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Eric Gill

Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (22 February 1882 – 17 November 1940) was an English sculptor, typeface designer, and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement.

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Eric Linklater

Eric Robert Russell Linklater (8 March 1899 – 7 November 1974) was a Welsh-born Scottish writer of novels and short stories, military history, and travel books.

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Eric Maclagan

Sir Eric Robert Dalrymple Maclagan (4 December 1879 – 14 September 1951) was a British museum director and art historian.

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist.

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Esparto, halfah grass, or esparto grass, is a fiber produced from two species of perennial grasses of north Africa and southern Europe.

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An essay is, generally, a piece of writing that gives the author's own argument — but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of a paper, an article, a pamphlet, and a short story.

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Eunice Frost

Eunice Frost (1914–1998), was a British publisher.

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Everyman's Library

Everyman's Library is a series of reprinted classic literature currently published in hardback by Random House.

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A fatwā (فتوى; plural fatāwā فتاوى.) in the Islamic faith is a nonbinding but authoritative legal opinion or learned interpretation that the Sheikhul Islam, a qualified jurist or mufti, can give on issues pertaining to the Islamic law.

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Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky

Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky (Фёдор Степанович Рожанковский) (December 24, 1891 – October 12, 1970), also known as Rojan, was a Russian émigré illustrator.

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Fighting Fantasy

Fighting Fantasy is a series of single-player role-playing gamebooks created by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone.

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Financial Times

The Financial Times (FT) is a Japanese-owned (since 2015), English-language international daily newspaper headquartered in London, with a special emphasis on business and economic news.

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Formalism (art)

In art history, formalism is the study of art by analyzing and comparing form and style.

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A gamebook is a work of printed fiction that allows the reader to participate in the story by making choices.

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Geneviève Tabouis

Geneviève Tabouis (23 September 1892 in Paris – 22 September 1985 in Paris) was a French historian and journalist.

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Georg Dehio

Georg Gottfried Julius Dehio (November 22, 1850 in Reval (now Tallinn), Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire – March 21, 1932 in Tübingen), was a Baltic German art historian.

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist.

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Germano Facetti

Germano Facetti (5 May 1926 – 8 April 2006) was an Italian graphic designer who headed design at Penguin Books from 1962 to 1971.

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Gill Sans

Gill Sans is a sans-serif typeface designed by Eric Gill and released by the British branch of Monotype from 1928 onwards.

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Great Books of the 20th Century

Great Books of the 20th Century is a series of twenty novels published by Penguin Books.

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Hamish Hamilton

Hamish Hamilton Limited was a British book publishing house, founded in 1931 eponymously by the half-Scot half-American Jamie Hamilton (Hamish is the vocative form of the Gaelic 'Seumas', James the English form – which was also his given name, and Jamie the diminutive form).

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Harmondsworth is a village in the London Borough of Hillingdon with a short border to the south onto London Heathrow Airport.

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Hegemony or Survival

Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance is a study of the "American Empire" written by the American linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Holocaust denial

Holocaust denial is the act of denying the genocide of Jews in the Holocaust during World War II.

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Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone

Holy Trinity Church, in Marylebone, Westminster, London, is a former Anglican church, built in 1828 by Sir John Soane.

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Homer (Ὅμηρος, Hómēros) is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature.

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Horizon (magazine)

Horizon: A Review of Literature and Art was a literary magazine published in London, UK, between December 1939 and January 1950.

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Hot metal typesetting

In printing and typography, hot metal typesetting (also called mechanical typesetting, hot lead typesetting, hot metal, and hot type) is a technology for typesetting text in letterpress printing.

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Ian Ballantine

Ian Keith Ballantine (February 15, 1916 – March 9, 1995) was a pioneering American publisher who founded and published the paperback line of Ballantine Books from 1952 to 1974 with his wife, Betty Ballantine.

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Imprint (trade name)

An imprint of a publisher is a trade name under which it publishes a work.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Irving v Penguin Books Ltd

David Irving v Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt is a case in English law against American author Deborah Lipstadt and her publisher Penguin Books, filed in an English court by the British author David Irving in 1996, asserting that Lipstadt had libelled him in her book Denying the Holocaust.

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Jan Tschichold

Jan Tschichold (2 April 1902 Leipzig, Germany – 11 August 1974 Locarno, Switzerland) (born as Johannes Tzschichhold, also Iwan Tschichold, Ivan Tschichold) was a calligrapher, typographer and a book designer.

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Jaroslav Hašek

Jaroslav Hašek (30 April 1883 – 3 January 1923) was a Czech writer, humorist, satirist, journalist, bohemian and anarchist.

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John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman (28 August 190619 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".

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John Gould

John Gould FRS (14 September 1804 – 3 February 1881) was an English ornithologist and bird artist.

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John Lehmann

Rudolf John Frederick Lehmann (2 June 1907 – 7 April 1987) was an English poet and man of letters.

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John Ramsbottom (mycologist)

John Ramsbottom (15 October 1885 – 14 December 1974) was a British mycologist.

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John Summerson

Sir John Newenham Summerson (25 November 1904 – 10 November 1992) was one of the leading British architectural historians of the 20th century.

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Kaye Webb

Kaye Webb, MBE (26 January 1914 – 16 January 1996), was a British editor and publisher.

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Kurt Enoch

Kurt Enoch (22 November 1895 – 15 February 1982) was a German-born publisher who co-founded Albatross Books in Germany and Penguin Books Inc. and New American Library in the United States, bringing high-quality paperback fiction and non-fiction to the mass market in those countries.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, first published privately in 1928 in Italy, and in 1929 in France and Australia.

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Lawrence Durrell

Lawrence George Durrell (27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer.

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Left Book Club

The Left Book Club was a publishing group that exerted a strong left-wing influence in Great Britain from 1936 to 1948.

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Leonard Woolley

Sir Charles Leonard Woolley (17 April 1880 – 20 February 1960) was a British archaeologist best known for his excavations at Ur in Mesopotamia.

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Letterpress printing

Letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press, a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper.

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Leverhulme Trust

The Leverhulme Trust is a large national grant-making foundation in the United Kingdom.

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List of early Puffin Story Books

This is a complete list of the 149 Puffin Story Books published for children from 1941 to 1960 by Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, England.

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List of Penguin Classics

This is a list of books published as Penguin Classics.

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Literary magazine

A literary magazine is a periodical devoted to literature in a broad sense.

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A logo (abbreviation of logotype, from λόγος logos "word" and τύπος typos "imprint") is a graphic mark, emblem, or symbol used to aid and promote public identification and recognition.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Mary Louisa Molesworth

Mary Louisa Molesworth, née Stewart (29 May 1839 – 20 January 1921) was an English writer of children's stories who wrote for children under the name of Mrs Molesworth.

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Mary Webb

Mary Gladys Webb (25 March 1881 – 8 October 1927) was an English romantic novelist and poet of the early 20th century, whose work is set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people whom she knew.

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Michael Joseph (publisher)

Michael Joseph (26 September 1897 – 15 March 1958) was a British publisher and writer.

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Ministry of Supply

The Ministry of Supply (MoS) was a department of the UK Government formed in 1939 to co-ordinate the supply of equipment to all three British armed forces, headed by the Minister of Supply.

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A monograph is a specialist work of writing (in contrast to reference works) on a single subject or an aspect of a subject, often by a single author, and usually on a scholarly subject.

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A monopoly (from Greek μόνος mónos and πωλεῖν pōleîn) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity.

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Munich Agreement

The Munich Agreement was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers, for which a new territorial designation, the "Sudetenland", was coined.

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New American Library

The New American Library (NAL) is an American publisher based in New York, founded in 1948.

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New Writing

New Writing was a popular literary periodical in book format founded in 1936 by John Lehmann and committed to anti-Fascism.

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Nikolaus Pevsner

Sir Nikolaus Bernhard Leon Pevsner (30 January 1902 – 18 August 1983) was a German, later British scholar of the history of art, and especially that of architecture.

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Noam Chomsky

Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic and political activist.

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Noel Carrington

Noel Carrington (1895–1989) was an English book designer, editor, publisher, and the originator of Puffin Books.

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Norman Nicholson

Norman Cornthwaite Nicholson, OBE (8 January 1914 – 30 May 1987), was an English poet associated with the Cumbrian town of Millom.

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An obscenity is any utterance or act that strongly offends the prevalent morality of the time.

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The Odyssey (Ὀδύσσεια Odýsseia, in Classical Attic) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer.

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Offset printing

Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique in which the inked image is transferred (or "offset") from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Pan Books

Pan Books is a publishing imprint that first became active in the 1940s and is now part of the British-based Macmillan Publishers, owned by the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group of Germany.

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A paperback is a type of book characterized by a thick paper or paperboard cover, and often held together with glue rather than stitches or staples.

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Pearson plc

Pearson plc is a British multinational publishing and education company headquartered in London.

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Pelican Books

Pelican Books is a non-fiction imprint of Penguin Books.

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Penguin 60s

To celebrate its 60th anniversary circa 1995, Penguin Books released three boxed sets of "Penguin 60s".

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Penguin Books Ltd. v. India Book Distributors and Others

Penguin Books Ltd.

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Penguin Celebrations

Penguin Celebrations was a book series released by Penguin Books in 2008, Penguin re-released 36 modern popular works using Penguin's distinctive late 1940s style, rebranded 'Penguin Celebrations'.

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Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics is an imprint published by Penguin Books, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House.

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Penguin Collectors Society

The Penguin Collectors Society (PCS) is an educational charity based in the United Kingdom.

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Penguin Composition Rules

Penguin Composition Rules were the guidelines written by typographer Jan Tschichold for use in composing the pages and typography of Penguin Books.

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Penguin Essentials

Penguin Essentials is a series of books published by Penguin Books in the UK.

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Penguin Group

The Penguin Group is a trade book publisher and part of Penguin Random House.

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Penguin Modern Poets

Penguin Modern Poets was a series of 27 poetry books published by Penguin Books in the 1960s and 1970s, each containing work by three contemporary poets (mostly but not exclusively British and American).

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Penguin poetry anthologies

The Penguin poetry anthologies, published by Penguin Books, have at times played the role of a 'third force' in British poetry, less literary than those from Faber and Faber, and less academic than those from Oxford University Press.

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Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House (PRH) is an American multinational publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House (owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann) and Penguin Group (owned by British publishing company Pearson PLC).

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Penguin Red Classics

Penguin Red Classics is a series of novels published by Penguin Books in the UK.

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Peter Chalmers Mitchell

Sir Peter Chalmers Mitchell, CBE, FRS, DSc, LLD (23 November 1864 – 2 July 1945), zoologist, was Secretary of the Zoological Society of London from 1903 to 1935.

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Peter Lasko

Peter Erik Lasko (5 March 1924 – 18 May 2003) was a British art historian, Director of the Courtauld Institute, London, from 1974 to 1985 and a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Peter Mayer

Peter Michael Mayer (March 28, 1936 – May 11, 2018) was a British-born American independent publisher who was president of The Overlook Press/Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc., a Woodstock, New York-based publishing company he founded with his father in 1971.

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Pevsner Architectural Guides

The Pevsner Architectural Guides are a series of guide books to the architecture of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Phototypesetting is a method of setting type, rendered obsolete with the popularity of the personal computer and desktop publishing software, that uses a photographic process to generate columns of type on a scroll of photographic paper.

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Phyllis Barclay-Smith

Ida Phyllis Barclay-Smith (18 May 1902 – 2 January 1980) was a British ornithologist.

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Pierre-Joseph Redouté

Pierre-Joseph Redouté (10 July 1759 – 19 June 1840), was a painter and botanist from Belgium, known for his watercolours of roses, lilies and other flowers at Malmaison.

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Poet's Pub

Poet's Pub is a 1949 British comedy film directed by Frederick Wilson and based on the 1929 novel by Eric Linklater.

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Politics of Canada

The politics of Canada function within a framework of parliamentary democracy and a federal system of parliamentary government with strong democratic traditions.

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Prisoner of war

A prisoner of war (POW) is a person, whether combatant or non-combatant, who is held in custody by a belligerent power during or immediately after an armed conflict.

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Private Libraries Association

The Private Libraries Association (PLA) came into being in 1956 when 18-year-old Philip Ward wrote a letter to the Observer inviting booklovers and book collectors to attend a meeting to discuss the setting up of an association whose aims would be:-.

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Publication right

Publication right is a type of copyright granted to the publisher who first publishes a previously unpublished work after that work's original copyright has expired.

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Publishing is the dissemination of literature, music, or information—the activity of making information available to the general public.

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Puffin Books

Puffin Books is a longstanding children's imprint of the British publishers Penguin Books.

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Pulp (paper)

Pulp is a lignocellulosic fibrous material prepared by chemically or mechanically separating cellulose fibres from wood, fiber crops, waste paper, or rags.

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R v Penguin Books Ltd

R v Penguin Books Ltd was the public prosecution in the UK at the Old Bailey of Penguin Books under the Obscene Publications Act 1959 for the publication of D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover.

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Random House

Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.

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Republic of Ireland

Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.

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Richard Hoggart

Herbert Richard Hoggart FRSL (24 September 1918 – 10 April 2014) was a British academic whose career covered the fields of sociology, English literature and cultural studies, with emphasis on British popular culture.

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot.

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Robert Baldick

Robert André Edouard Baldick, FRSL (9 November 1927 – April 1972), was a British scholar of French literature, writer, joint editor of the Penguin Classics series with Betty Radice, and a well-known translator.

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Robert Gibbings

Robert John Gibbings (23 March 1889 – 19 January 1958) was an Irish artist and author who was most noted for his work as a wood engraver and sculptor, and for his books on travel and natural history.

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Romek Marber

Romek Marber (born 1925) is a freelance designer noted for his work illustrating the covers of Penguin Books.插畫家 He retired in 1989, becoming a Professor Emeritus of Middlesex University (née Hornsey College of Art).

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Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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Rudolf Wittkower

Rudolf Wittkower (22 June 1901 – 11 October 1971) was a German-American art historian specializing in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture.

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Ruhollah Khomeini

Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini (سید روح‌الله موسوی خمینی; 24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989), known in the Western world as Ayatollah Khomeini, was an Iranian Shia Islam religious leader and politician.

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Salman Rushdie

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist.

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Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow (born Solomon Bellows; 10 June 1915 – 5 April 2005) was a Canadian-American writer.

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Shell Guides

The Shell Guides were originally a 20th-century series of guidebooks on the counties of Britain.

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Shiela Grant Duff

Shiela Grant Duff (11 May 1913 – 19 March 2004) was a British author, journalist and foreign correspondent.

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Maurice Sinet (31 December 1928 – 5 May 2016), known professionally as Siné, was a French political cartoonist.

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Sixpence (British coin)

The sixpence (6d), sometimes known as a tanner or sixpenny bit, is a coin that was worth one-fortieth of a pound sterling, or six pence. It was first minted in the reign of Edward VI and circulated until 1980. Following decimalisation in 1971 it had a value of new pence. The coin was made from silver from its introduction in 1551 to 1947, and thereafter in cupronickel. Prior to Decimal Day in 1971 there were 240 pence in one pound sterling. Twelve pence made a shilling, and twenty shillings made a pound. Values less than a pound were usually written in shillings and pence, e.g. 42 old pence (p) would be three shillings and sixpence (3/6), often pronounced "three and six". Values of less than a shilling were simply written in terms of pence, e.g. eight pence would be 8d ('d' for denarius).

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Smoky the Cowhorse

Smoky the Cowhorse is a novel by Will James that was the winner of the 1927 Newbery Medal.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer (1987) is a book written by Peter Wright, former MI5 officer and Assistant Director, and co-author Paul Greengrass.

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Stuart Hall (cultural theorist)

Stuart McPhail Hall, FBA (3 February 1932 – 10 February 2014) was a Jamaican-born cultural theorist, political activist and Marxist sociologist who lived and worked in the United Kingdom from 1951.

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Suhrkamp Verlag

Suhrkamp Verlag is a German publishing house, established in 1950 and generally acknowledged as one of the leading European publishers of fine literature.

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Supply (economics)

In economics, supply is the amount of something that firms, consumers, labourers, providers of financial assets, or other economic agents are willing to provide to the marketplace.

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Susan Ertz

Susan Ertz (13 February 1887 – 11 April 1985) was an Anglo-American writer, known for her "sentimental tales of genteel life in the country."Contemporary Authors, Thomson Gale, August 2003.

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Tauchnitz publishers

Tauchnitz was the name of a family of German printers and publishers.

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Tavistock Institute

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations or TIHR is a British not-for-profit organisation which applies social science to contemporary issues and problems.

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The Bodley Head

The Bodley Head is an English publishing house, founded in 1887 and existing as an independent entity until the 1970s.

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The Burlington Magazine

The Burlington Magazine is a monthly academic journal that covers the fine and decorative arts.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism

The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism is a non-fiction book written by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.

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The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.

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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club is a 1928 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, her fourth featuring Lord Peter Wimsey.

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Tony Godwin

Anthony James Wylie "Tony" Godwin (c.1920 - 1976) was an influential British publisher of the 1960s/1970s.

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In typography, a typeface (also known as font family) is a set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018) was an American novelist.

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V. K. Krishna Menon

Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon (3 May 1896 – 6 October 1974) was an Indian nationalist, diplomat, and politician, described by some as the second most powerful man in India, after his ally, 1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.

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Victor Gollancz Ltd

Victor Gollancz Ltd was a major British book publishing house of the twentieth century.

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Vigo Street

Vigo Street (originally Vigo Lane) is a short street in central London that is named after the Anglo-Dutch naval victory over the French and Spanish in the 1702 Battle of Vigo Bay.

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Viking Press

Viking Press is an American publishing company now owned by Penguin Random House.

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War Office

The War Office was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army between 1857 and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence.

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A wiki is a website on which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly from the web browser.

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Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt

Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt (1901–1987) was an art teacher, author, artist and curator of the Watts Gallery at Compton, Surrey (1959–83).

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William Emrys Williams

William Emrys Bill Williams (1896–1977) was Editor-in-Chief of Penguin Books from 1936 to 1965 and an educationalist and powerhouse of popular education in the 20th century.

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Willie Gallacher (politician)

William Gallacher (25 December 1881 – 12 August 1965) was a Scottish trade unionist, activist and communist.

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Woolworths Group

Woolworths Group was a listed British company that owned the high-street retail chain, Woolworths.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge is a walking, talking scarecrow character in British children's fiction who originally appeared in a series of books by the English novelist Barbara Euphan Todd.

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Yale University Press

Yale University Press is a university press associated with Yale University.

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