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Postcards From Penguin

Author : Penguin Group USA
ISBN : 0141044667
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket. From classics to crime, here are over seventy years of quintessentially British design in one box. In 1935 Allen Lane stood on a platform at Exeter railway station, looking for a good book for the journey to London. His disappointment at the poor range of paperbacks on offer led him to found Penguin Books. The quality paperback had arrived. Declaring that 'good design is no more expensive than bad', Lane was adamant that his Penguin paperbacks should cost no more than a packet of cigarettes, but that they should always look distinctive. Ever since then, from their original - now world-famous - look featuring three bold horizontal stripes, through many different stylish, inventive and iconic cover designs, Penguin's paperback jackets have been a constantly evolving part of Britain's culture. And whether they're for classics, crime, reference or prize-winning novels, they still follow Allen Lane's original design mantra. Sometimes, you definitely should judge a book by its cover.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Postcards From Penguin Classics

Author : Penguin Classics
ISBN : 0241396816
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A collection of 100 postcards, each with a different iconic Penguin Classics cover, in a beautifully designed box Since its launch with The Odyssey in 1946, Penguin Classics has become the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. Spanning 4,000 years of world literature, covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, 100 Postcards from Austen to Zola is the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere. Here you will find Shakespeare, Austen, Balzac, Ibsen, Virgil, Chekhov, Gaskell, Dickens, Bronte, Nietzsche, Wells, Confucius, Keko, Keats and more.
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Cookery Postcards From Penguin

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ISBN : 0241004993
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A collection of a hundred postcards celebrating cookery book covers from around the world. Penguin UK Art Director John Hamilton has been amassing cookery books for more than a decade. Personally selected from his vast collection, these one hundred covers give a potted history of cookery cover design over the last sixty or so years - classic, witty, beautiful and inventive.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Postcards From Surfers

Author : Helen Garner
ISBN : 9780857960429
Genre : Fiction
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A short shot of brilliant storytelling one of the most celebrated modern Australian short stories is now available to read by itself, wherever you are. A young woman from Melbourne visits her parents, and Auntie Lorna, in Surfers Paradise. As she stays with them, and writes postcard after postcard home, she thinks back on relationships that have shaped her. Helen Garner's collection Postcards from Surfers heralded a new generation of Australian writing, and her beautifully detailed, honest and evocative prose is on perfect display in this the title story.
Category: Fiction

The Penguins Ate My Postcards

Author : Arlene Pullen
ISBN : 9781477160251
Genre : Travel
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The Penguins Ate My Postcards tells the story of one womans connections with people and places as she traveled around the world. It consists of essays, grouped by theme, of varying lengths and moods. They can be read in any order and independently of one another. Sections One provides anecdotes about people the author met in the USSR, Australia, Cambodia, and Europe. Most of their stories are light and entertaining, but they all identify some characteristics of human beings in specific situations all of us have faced. Section Two through Section Five describe some of the places the author has traveled. She combines her feelings as she stood atop mountains or glaciers and watched the sun set behind them with the reality of the beauty she was capturing with her camera. Some of the essays are memoirs from the time when Communism ruled a vast part of the world, and traveling was different in Iron Curtain countries from what it is now. Shell take you on her taxi ride through Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin and on her train ride from Leningrad through the Baltic countries and Poland into East Berlin. Because the author was a teacher, shell share with you some of the literary and historic sites she visited, combining some facts with her impressions and some incidents that occurred in those places. Youll laugh along with her as she compares the people she met with beloved literary characters youll remember from your high school and college English classes. Youll become pensive when she relates stories about genocide and civil strife in some of the Asian countries she has visited. Youll share some of her professional experiences as she visited schools in South Africa, Cambodia, England, China, and Vietnam, with her focus being on the conditions in which teachers and students interacted for learning. Youll remember the children. Some of the essays contain anecdotes about encounters with penguins in Antarctica, polar bears in the tundra, kangaroos in Australia, and camels in Egypt. The settings of her tales are diverse, and the enjoyment of being close to wild animals in their native habitat is strong. Youll walk alongside waterfalls, down mountain trails, within the remains of ancient civilizations, and in buildings constructed for some unique reasons. Section Six deals with the benefits of traveling, as the author illustrates some of the rules governing safe travel, especially for a woman traveling alone. She writes about the danger she encountered when the airplane tires blew while the plane was above the Himalayan Mountains, and when she walked alone in some remote places. She provides humorous stories dealing with language differences in European countries. One essay extols the value of having a competent travel agent and tour guide, again with anecdotes that identify the relationship she had with agents who prepared some of her trips. Finally, the book answers the most frequently asked question of experienced travelers: Whats your favorite place? The Penguins Ate My Postcards is an enjoyable collection of informal, personal essays that will keep you interested in the people and places being featured as they give you a strong impression of the location in which the events occurred. These essays are not the result of someones imagination; the incidents actually happened, and the author was an eye-witness to them. As you read, youll recognize that the author has separated life into serious situations and light, humorous moods, but she treats all the participants with the respect and sensitivity necessary to tell their stories. Perhaps, after you read The Penguins Ate My Postcards youll want to explore the world and find your own adventures. Happy reading.
Category: Travel

Black Postcards

Author : Dean Wareham
ISBN : 1101032715
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A bewitching memoir about the lures, torments, and rewards of making and performing music in the indie rock world Dean Wareham's seminal bands Galaxie 500 and Luna have long been adored by a devoted cult following and extolled by rock critics. Now he brings us the blunt, heartbreaking, and wickedly charismatic account of his personal journey through the music world-the artistry and the hustle, the effortless success and the high living, as well as the bitter pills and self-inflicted wounds. It captures, unsparingly, what has happened to the entire ecosystem of popular music over a time of radical change, when categories such as "indie" and "alternative" meant nothing to those creating the music, but everything to the major labels willing to pay for it. Black Postcards is a must-have for Wareham's many fans, anyone who has ever been in a band, or the listeners who have taken an interest in the indie rock scene over the last twenty years.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Postcards From Pelican

Author : Penguin
ISBN : 0241006376
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A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different Pelican Book jacket. Covering subjects from socialism to sex, psychoanalysis to atomic physics, and featuring great thinkers ranging from Lord Byron to Karl Marx, Pelican brought accessible, intelligent books to a generation, making knowledge everybody's property
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Postcards From The Dead

Author : Laura Childs
ISBN : 9781101611609
Genre : Fiction
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New Orleans is in the throes of another fantastic Mardi Gras celebration when the party gets crashed by a murderer… Kimber Breeze of KBEZ-TV is broadcasting live from a hotel balcony in the French Quarter, interviewing locals and capturing the spectacle in the streets. But as Carmela Bertrand, owner of Memory Mine scrapbooking shop, waits to be interviewed next, someone sneaks onto the balcony and strangles Kimber with a cord, leaving her body dangling above the parade. Soon after the murder, Carmela begins receiving strange postcards at her shop—signed by the late reporter. Now she and her friend Ava must risk their own necks to find out who’s posing as a ghost and expose a killer… Scrapbooking Tips and Recipes Included!
Category: Fiction

Postcards

Author : Alan Hickey
ISBN : 1862545979
Genre : Travel
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The Channel Nine Postcards team returns with more of their favourite South Australian locations. Highlights include a visit to the Coffin Bay oyster leases and the secrets of the Barossa Valley's Whispering Wall. Full of historical facts, maps and travel tips, this is the perfect glove box companion.
Category: Travel

Postcards From Surfers Penguin Special

Author : Helen Garner
ISBN : 9781742536187
Genre : Fiction
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A short shot of brilliant storytelling - one of the most celebrated modern Australian short stories is now available to read by itself, wherever you are. A young woman from Melbourne visits her parents, and Auntie Lorna, in Surfers Paradise. As she stays with them, and writes postcard after postcard home, she thinks back on relationships that have shaped her. Helen Garner's collection Postcards from Surfers heralded a new generation of Australian writing, and her beautifully detailed, honest and evocative prose is on perfect display in this the title story.
Category: Fiction