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Penguin Books

Penguin top brass discuss their operations on mainland

During the five-day Beijing International Book Fair which wound up last Sunday,

Monday, 10 September, 2012, 9:39am

Meg Rosoff's new book has got bite as well as bark

There is no Dog By Meg Rosoff Published by Penguin Books ISBN 978 0 141 327167

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The paperback revolution

A hidden market

In the mid-1930s, something happened that would change publishing - and reading - forever. Most people agree it started with a German publisher. He decided you could sell paperback books for a small sum and still make money if you sold 17,000 of them. But Nazi Germany was not a good place to publish books.

28 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Travels with Herodotus

Travels with Herodotus

by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Penguin, HK$144

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

A twist in the tale as lonely boy meets mystery friend

What I Was

Meg Rosoff

Published by Penguin

ISBN 978 0141 38343 9

Meg Rosoff appeared confidently on the young adult fiction scene in 2004 with the award-winning How I Live Now, the incisive story about a young girl who discovers love in a time of war.

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Toujours Tingo: More Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the World

Toujours Tingo: More Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the World

by Adam Jacot de Boinod

Penguin, HK$181

In Italy, they have a word for an attractive mustachioed woman - baffona. Khan'wetela, a Tsonga word from South Africa, means to rock the child on your back to sleep by nudging it with your elbows.

23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Fear of China buries book by dissident

The prison writings of dissident Wei Jingsheng have been labelled by the Penguin Group as too sensitive to promote in Hong Kong.

26 May 1997 - 12:00am


RECORDS Medusa. Annie Lennox, BMG Records. The sleeve notes to Annie Lennox's latest offering includes this statement: 'This album contains a selection of songs I have been drawn to for all kinds of reasons. They were not chosen with any particular theme or concept in mind.' Well, that's perfectly obvious - I've never seen such a hodge-podge of music.

7 May 1995 - 12:00am

The $17 classics' war

A PRICE war is being waged on the shelves of the world's English-language bookshops but some local booksellers appear unwilling to host this battle of the classics.

20 Aug 1994 - 12:00am