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In the early 1930′s, while searching for something to read on his trip back to London after visiting Agatha Christie, Allen Lane (then managing director of the Bodley Head) was only finding popular magazines and reprints of Victorian novels in the railway station kiosk. He was convinced that there was a need for moderately priced editions of good-quality contemporary writing. The Penguin list now has 3,000+ titles in the US, in literature, biography/memoir, history, science, poetry, and more.
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