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We wish we could come into the Penguin Office in this van rather than the tube

We wish we could come into the Penguin Office in this van rather than the tube

We’re celebrating Valentines Day a little differently this year #modernromance

We’re celebrating Valentines Day a little differently this year #modernromance

All the lovely, lovely books Penguin General are publishing today

All the lovely, lovely books Penguin General are publishing today

One of our favourites for 2014! Recommended for anyone who liked The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. 
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Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville. 2014 hardback edition designed by Gill Heeley.
Gretel and the Dark will be available Feb 2014.

One of our favourites for 2014! Recommended for anyone who liked The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. 

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Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville. 2014 hardback edition designed by Gill Heeley.

Gretel and the Dark will be available Feb 2014.

When you read a book, what you see are black squiggles on pulped wood or, increasingly, dark pixels on a pale screen. To transform these icons into characters and events, you must imagine. And when you imagine, you create. It’s in being read that a book becomes a book, and in each of a million different readings a book becomes one of a million different books.

—How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Mohsin Hamid
(via aysakhi)

(Source: arziyan)

A SPY. A KILLER. AN IMPOSTER.THREE EXTRAORDINARY HEROES. ONE UNIQUE NOVEL.

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`An erotically charged, rip-roaring adventure … which defies
its great length to keep the reader on the edge of his seat’ — Daily Mail

`As stupendous as it is stupefying - you become immersed. A
page-turner and a rollicking ride’ — Giles Foden, The Guardian

Today Penguin is launching its first ever ebook serialisation! A throwback to a Dickensian style serial, we hope that we’ll be able to capture the spirit of communal reading, bringing a traditional mode of publishing into the 21st century.

Download the first two FREE ebook chapters today and join the communal reading experience by tweeting with #dreameaters.

Why not get yourself a nice cuppa tea this morning and munch away at your last remaining Easter Egg while listening to this extract from Taiye Selasi’s impressive debut novel Ghana Must Go, which has been described as "a novel of today" by Penelope Lively…