Monday, 23 February 2015

Penguin Little Black Classics

Someone at Penguin is on the ball - there's a new set of books out on the 26th February, the Little Black Classics - 80 small volumes at 80p, marking Penguin's 80th anniversary.

Skimming the list via the elegant Little Black Classics website, I see a good number that I don't already own and will definitely be grabbing. I have a fair number of the Penguin 60s set, much thumbed over the years on gloom-ridden train and bus rides (I do hate commuting and these are so easy to slip into a pocket).

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Penguin Drop Caps Set: N-Z

Yesterday, I wrote about the first half of the Penguin Drop Caps collection: here's the second tranche of thirteen books.

If you haven't yet seen the Drop Caps collection, it's an A-Z of 26 books in hardback, with covers designed by Jessica Hische and Paul Buckley.

First half of the collection, A-M, reviewed here.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Penguin Drop Caps Set: A-M

There's an attractive set of Penguins available, an A-Z of hardbacks with covers designed by the notable Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley.

If you're looking for a Christmas gift for someone, these are definitely a good idea - excellent writing and a cover that lifts them out of the ordinary.

Shamefacedly, I have to confess that I haven't read them all; don't tell Caffeine and Chapters, a book blogger with a wider range than I.