A Rare Bird: Penguin Books in Australia, 1946-96 by Geoffrey Dutton
A Rare Bird: Penguin Books in Australia, 1946-96
Author: Geoffrey Dutton
Title: A Rare Bird: Penguin Books in Australia, 1946-96
ISBN10: 0145000001
ISBN13: 978-0145000004
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Penguin Books Australia (June 30, 1996)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1283 kb
Size epub: 1695 kb
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Category: Business & Money
Subcategory: Industries
In 1935 the British publisher Allen Lane produced a range of ten books in a revolutionary paperback binding and put them on sale for sixpence each. The distinctive orange and white books made Penguin a household name, synonymous with good literature and popular learning. Eleven years later an Australian office was set up in a tin shed in South Melbourne. "A Rare Bird" is the vivid portrayal of the dramas, the tensions, the books and the people involved in building what is today one of the largest and most successful book publishing operations in the country.