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EGYPTIAN PENGUINS




THIS PAGE Egyptian Penguins



See also other War-time and fighting publications:
(FBC) FORCES BOOK CLUB
'SE' PENGUIN SERVICES EDITIONS
(PoW) THE PRISONERS OF WAR BOOK SERVICE
'PA' PRINTS BY TOPOLSKI (PA1 - PA4)
'H' PENGUIN HANSARD (H1 - H6)
'S-US' FIGHTING FORCES - PENGUIN SPECIALS USA
'F' ÉDITIONS PINGOUIN (F1 - F6)
'V' ÉDITIONS PENGUIN (V1 - V18)





The EGYPTIAN PENGUINS were a small number of Penguin titles, which were published under licence in Egypt, for the troops in Cairo and Egypt. Until October 1942 the German and Axis forces led by Field Marshall Rommel maintained a strong position in North Africa. However, in an offensive under the command of General Montgomery, the Allied forces destroyed and expelled Rommel's forces at the battle of El Alamein which begun on 23 October 1942 and lasted for 20 days into November 1942. This battle gave a decisive victory to the Allies - the first such victory since the start of the war in Europe. The GHQ Middle East was based in Cairo and following the victory, many troops came to the capital to rest, recuperate, and move on. By the middle of the next year, the campaign had moved on to Sicily and few troops remained.

The Penguin Eyptian Editions were only produced for a short period - from 1942 to 1943. They were produced under licence - and the licence holder was W. Jeffrey Eady, Penguin's 'Representative in Egypt'.

These books were printed in Egypt and were not differently covered books imported from Britain. Therefore the quality of the books, typeface, printing and binding was different and sometimes poorer. The spines of the books carry Penguin's original numbers. The books also contained local advertisements. About 20 books have been identified as published in Egypt.

Additionally, W. J. Eady published a title in French under the Édition Pingouin (Egyptian Edition) De Montmartre à Tripoli by André Glarner, intended to be read by the Free French troops also stationed in Egypt.



Information and cover photographs of Egyptian Penguins Series:

Egypt: 260
No.: 260
Title: THE PENGUIN PROBLEMS BOOK
Author: W.T. Williams and G. H. Savage
Date Published: January 1943
Pages: 154pp.
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in April 1940
Egypt: 316
No.: 316
Title: MODERN AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
Selected: by Alan Steele and Joan Hancock
Date Published: 1942
Pages: 126pp.
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in March 1941
Egypt: 336
No.: 336
Title: FISHMONGER'S FIDDLE
Author: A. E. Coppard
Date Published: 1943
Pages: 214pp.
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in July 1942
Egypt: 337
No.: 337
Title: JUMPING JENNY
Author: Anthony Berkeley
Date Published:
Pages:
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in July 1942
Egypt: 352
No.: 352
Title: MODERN ONE-ACT PLAYS
Edited: by John Ferguson
Date Published: August 1943
Pages: 160pp.
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in October 1942
Egypt: 365
No.: 365
Title: THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
Author: Stephen Crane
Date Published: (not given)
Pages: 128pp.
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in July 1942
Egypt: 379
No.: 379
Title: DEATH OF A GHOST
Author: Margery Allingham
Date Published:
Pages:
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in September 1942
Egypt: 381
No.: 381
Title: ORLANDO
Author: Virginia Woolf
Date Published:
Pages:
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in July 1942
Egypt: 382
No.: 382
Title: MEET YOURSELF AS YOU REALLY ARE
Authors: Prince L. Loewenstein and W. Gerhardi
Date Published: 1943
Pages: 224pp.
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in May 1942
Egypt: 384
No.: 384
Title: WILLIAM COOK - ANTIQUE DEALER
Author: Richard Keverne
Date Published: 1943
Pages: 224pp.
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in August 1942
Egypt: 402
No.: 402
Title: PANIC PARTY
Author: Anthony Berkeley
Date Published:
Pages:
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in November 1942
Egypt: A5
No.: A5
Title: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD
Author: H. G. Wells
Date Published:
Pages:
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in May 1937
Egypt: A86
No.: A86
Title: THE CHINESE
Author: Winifred Galbraith
Date Published:
Pages:
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in March 1942
Egypt: A88
No.: A88
Title: SCIENCE AND EVERYDAY LIFE
Author: J. B. S. Haldane
Date Published:
Pages:
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in October 1941
Egypt: A90
No.: A90
Title: LIVES OF THE GREAT COMPOSERS, Vol. 1
Edited: by A. L. Bacharach
Date Published: 1943
Pages: 184pp.
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in July 1942
Egypt: A101
No.: A101
Title: MEN OF AMERICA
Author: Lionel Elvin
Date Published: (not given)
Pages: 224pp.
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in January 1942
Egypt: NW13
No.: NW13
Title: THE PENGUIN NEW WRITING - No. 13
Edited: by John Lehmann
Date Published:
Pages:
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in June 1942
Egypt: S110
No.: S110
Title: HOW RUSSIA PREPARED
Author: Maurice Edelman
Date Published:
Pages:
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in March 1942
Egypt: S114
No.: S114
Title: AN A.B.C. OF THE PACIFIC
Author: Dorothy Woodman
Date Published: 1943 [printed date 1942]
Pages: 208pp.
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in August 1942
Egypt: S121
No.: S121
Title: SCIENCE AND WORLD ORDER
Authors: J. G. Crowther, O. J. R. Howarth and D. P. Riley
Date Published: 1943
Pages: 136pp.
Price: P.T.6
This book was first published by Penguin in Britain in October 1942

This copy was produced in Egypt but the cover is printed for sale in Palestine at price of 75 mils
Egypt: Édition Pingouin
ÉDITION PINGOUIN

Title: DE MONTMARTRE À TRIPOLI
Author: André Glarner
Date Published: 1943
Pages: 240pp.
Price: P.T.7



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