The publishing house Penguin Books turns 75 years old this year (that’s a lot of candles) and I want to wish them a good one.
If you are lucky enough to be with your "special someone" for seventy five years, tradition states that diamonds are the proper anniversary gift. To celebrate their seventy fifth anniversary, Penguin Books is giving away their diamonds — well, metaphorical diamonds. They're throwing book parties, supporting charities and hosting a giveaway for RT readers. You can find all of that information below, but first let me tell a bit about the publishing house we can thank for hours of reading pleasure.
A few little know facts about Penguin:
• Penguin Books was launched in 1935 in the middle of the Great Depression. Allen Lane, the founder, wanted to offer cheap, quality books to the masses.
• The first home of the publisher was in the Holy Trinity Church crypt.
• The first books Penguin published were all reprints, including works by Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway and Dorothy L. Sayers.