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PENGUIN COLLECTORS' SOCIETY 'NEWSLETTER' and 'COLLECTOR'




PCS 'Newsletter'









The Penguin Collectors' Society (PCS) was formed in 1974. The PCS published a Newsletter twice a year for its members. There were a series of editors: Alec Atchison produced the first ten, followed by Andrew Dalby for the next ten. Richard Hazelhurst took over from Newsletter No. 21, and Sally Wood became editor from issue No. 28. Each editor left their own mark, and the cover of the 'Newsletter' changed slightly each time. The biggest change came with Steve Hare taking over from issue No. 41. The 'Newsletter' under Steve changed persona, becoming 'The Penguin Collector', and took on a more traditional Penguin style cover. This tradition has continued through to the current editor, Jo Lunt.

We are grateful for permission to reproduce the 'contents' of each Newsletter. The data (for issues 1-73) was compiled by Rachel Hassall (2010) for the Penguin Archive Project, University of Bristol Library.

Some copies of the Penguin Collector's Society 'Newsletter' and 'The Penguin Collector' are still available from the PCS website: click here


Information and cover photographs of Penguin Collectors' Society 'Newsletter' and 'Collector' Series:

Newsletter: 1
P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.1
Date Published by PCS: May 1974
Edited: by Alec Atchison
Pages: 16pp. (pages 1-14)

Contents include:
  • 'Penguin Specials: missing numbers' by D.J. Hall.
  • 'Other early paperbacks' by Alec Atchison.
  • 'Penguin serials'.
  • 'The real author of S6 [Modern German Art]' by F. Fitzpatrick.
  • 'Variations on Herodotus' by D.J. Hall.
  • 'The Russian Campaigns' by D.J. Hall.
  • 'A Wartime blemish? Some observations on advertising in Penguins' by Andrew Hajducki.
  • Newsletter: 2
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.2 (vol. 1 no. 2)
    Date Published by PCS: September 1974
    Edited: jointly by Alec Atchison and A. M. Hajducki
    Pages: 20pp. (pages 15-32)
    Price: 20p

    Contents include:
  • 'More about early paperbacks' by Alec Atchison.
  • 'Numbering errors; Penguin 596 and Puffin 6' by D.J. Hall.
  • 'A mock Penguin' by A.M.H.
  • 'Some Penguin firsts' by D.J. Hall.
  • 'Missing Specials' by P.R. Hanson.
  • 'The war-time blemish' by David Hall.
  • 'The Penguin Modern Painters' by D.J. Hall.
  • 'Changes in design of a Penguin series: the Penguin Classics 1946-62' by A.K. Dalby.
  • Obituary for Jan Tschichold by S.E. Robertson.
  • 'Some notes on "Gathering"' by S.E. Robertson.
  • 'Penguins for Victory' by A.C. Dobbin.
  • Newsletter: 3
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.3 (vol. 1 no. 3)
    Date Published by PCS: January 1975
    Edited: jointly by Alec Atchison and A. M. Hajducki
    Pages: 16pp. (pages 33-48)
    Printer: Bettaprint Ltd

    Contents include:
  • 'Alice in paperback' by Denis Crutch.
  • Meeting on 7 December 1974.
  • 'A Wartime Blemish?' by W.A. Swale.
  • 'The Golden Ass' by W.A. Swale.
  • 'Twenty-five Penguins to collect' by Hans Schmoller.
  • 'Colour of covers' by D.J. Hall and A.S. Atchison.
  • 'Confusing covers: Penguin New Writing' by D.J. Hall.
  • 'Coming or going?' by W.A. Swale.
  • Accounts, 1974.
  • Newsletter: 4
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.4 (vol. 2 no. 1)
    Date Published by PCS: July 1975
    Edited: by Alec Atchison
    Pages: 16pp. (pages 1-16)

    Contents include:
  • 'Tributes to Allen Lane'.
  • 'A Jan Tschichold Exhibition' by D.J. Hall.
  • 'Some personal recollections of Allen Lane' by Joan Coles (secretary to Allen Lane).
  • 'Millions of Penguins' by I.C. Orr.
  • 'US Penguins' by I.C. Orr.
  • 'Australian Penguins' by Alec S. Atchison
  • Newsletter: 5
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.5 (vol. 2 no. 2)
    Date Published by PCS: December 1975
    Edited: by Alec Atchison
    Pages: 16pp. (pages 17-32)

    Contents include:
  • 'Penguin exhibition in Cambridge' by Alec S. Atchison
  • 'Penguins and the Spanish Civil War' by S. James.
  • 'Additions and corrections to "Alice in Paperback"' by Denis Crutch
  • 'Early handbooks' by W.A. Swale.
  • 'The French Penguin, Editions Penguin, Editions Pingouin' by D.J. Hall.
  • 'A Pirate Shakespeare' by Alec S. Atchison
  • 'More mock Penguins' by Denis Crutch
  • 'International Penguins' by Hans Schmoller
  • Newsletter: 6
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.6 (vol. 2 no. 3)
    Date Published by PCS: June 1976
    Edited: by Alec Atchison
    Pages: 16pp. (pages 33-48)

    Contents include:
  • 'Visit to Bristol University Library' by Alec Atchison.
  • 'Penguin Special S.148' by D.J. Hall.
  • Review by Robin Kinross of Ruari McLean's Jan Tschichold: typographer.
  • 'The thin Penguin' by Russell Edwards
  • 'Modern German Art - S6' by Alec S. Atchison
  • 'The birth of the Penguin' by Peggie Rafferty (publishing manager at the Bodley Head).
  • 'Penguins and the Double Crown Club' by David J. Hall
  • Annual General Meeting.
  • 'Numbers Issued' by David J. Hall
  • 'Penguin Pie' a poem by Mary Harvey (originally published in 'Quill and Quire', Canada, May 1938).
  • 'Pelican Specials' by Russell Edwards.
  • Newsletter: 7
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.7 (vol. 2 no. 4)
    Date Published by PCS: December 1976
    Edited: by Alec Atchison
    Pages: 16pp. (pages 49-64)

    Contents include:
  • 'Bristol University Library Visit'.
  • 'Penguin Modern Painters' by Sir Allen Lane (reprint).
  • General Meeting.
  • 'From Sir Allen Lane's Scrapbook: Gang Show Penguin'.
  • 'Puffins in Schools' by Barbara Edwards.
  • 'The production of Lady Chatterley's Lover by Cox and Wyman Ltd: introduction' (reprint).
  • Newsletter: 8
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.8
    Date Published by PCS: March 1977
    Edited: by Alec Atchison
    Pages: 16pp.

    Contents include:
  • 'Penguins in America: some preliminary notes' by I. C. Orr.
  • Informal evening meeting.
  • National Book League.
  • 'What I collect - and why'.
  • 'The Penguin story' by D. Crutch.
  • General meeting.
  • 'Penguin for the Forces' by D.J.Hall
  • Newsletter: 9
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.9
    Date Published by PCS: January 1978
    Edited: by Alec Atchison
    Pages: 20pp.

    Contents include:
  • 'Ten years of Penguins', reprinted from 'The Bookseller'.
  • 'What I collect and why' by Richard W. Smith.
  • 'Thin Penguins' by Andrew Dalby.
  • Obituary for Sir William Emrys Williams.
  • Newsletter: 10
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.10
    Date Published by PCS: June 1978
    Edited: by Alec Atchison
    Pages: 16pp.

    Contents include:
  • 'On some dead Penguins' by Andrew Dalby.
  • 'The thinnest, fattest, largest ... Penguin' by W.A.Swale
  • 'What I collect and why' by Rufus Segar.
  • 'Penguin Books (Egyptian edition)' by W.A.Swale
  • 'Non-Penguin paperbacks' by Alec Atchison.
  • Index
    CONTENTS OF NEWSLETTERS 1-10
    Date Published by PCS: 1978
    Pages: 4pp.
    Printed: at Cambridge University Library


    Second image shows back page
    Newsletter: 11
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.11
    Date Published by PCS: November 1978
    Edited: by Andrew Dalby
    Pages: 24pp. (pages 1-24)
    Printed: at Cambridge University Library
    The first of the 'new style' cover

    Contents include:
  • 'Leaves from the Leary Paperbackius' by Brian Sibley.
  • 'The King Penguin Books: introduction' a short history of King Penguin, reprinted from the complete descriptive list of King Penguin Books published in 1950.
  • 'Bodley Head to issue sixpenny series' and 'All about the Penguin Books' by Allen Lane, reprinted from
    'The Bookseller', 22 May 1935.
  • Cartoon by W. Heath Robinson of a busy afternoon in a publisher's office.
  • Newsletter: 12
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.12
    Date Published by PCS: May 1979
    Edited: by Andrew Dalby
    Pages: 36pp. (pages 25-60)
    Printed: at Cambridge University Library

    Contents include:
  • 'Q: a checklist' by Chris Comber.
  • 'Lane Christmas books and cards' by Hans Schmoller and David Teale.
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science: Press information - gift by Mr and Mrs Hans Schmoller to the British Library of Political and Economic Science of 11,000 Penguin books.
  • 'Greybacks; a special interlude' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguins and Pelicans' by Allen Lane, reprinted from Penrose Annual, 1938.
  • Newsletter: 13
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.13
    Date Published by PCS: November 1979
    Edited: by Andrew Dalby
    Pages: 28pp. (pages 61-88)
    Printed: at Cambridge University Library

    Contents include:
  • 'The Birth of Puffin Picture Books' by Noel Carrington.
  • 'Repairing Penguins' by Nicholas Willmott.
  • 'The Penguin Trail 3: North-West England' by Michael Houghton.
  • 'History of Pan Books Ltd.' extracted from the employees' handbook.
  • 'A note about Penguin Books, Inc. and its plans for the future' reprinted from the U.S. Penguin 611 'Messer Marco Polo' by Donn Byrne, published October 1946.
  • Newsletter: 14
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.14
    Date Published by PCS: May 1980
    Edited: by Andrew Dalby
    Pages: 36pp. (pages 89-124) (including 8pp. Penguin Advertiser)
    Printed: at Cambridge University Library

    Contents include:
  • 'The Penguin modern classics' by Richard Hazlehurst. Review by Sydney Scott of J.E. Morpurgo's 'Allen Lane, King Penguin'.
  • 'Books for the million: The Pelicans' by Allen Lane, and 'A revolution in publishing' by Donald Kitchin, reproduced from'Left Review', vol. 3, 1938.
  • 'The Albatross: a partial checklist' by A.K.D.
  • 'The Penguin Trail: 4: a European Miscellany' by Russell Edwards.
  • Newsletter: 15
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.15
    Date Published by PCS: November 1980
    Edited: by Andrew Dalby
    Pages: 36pp. (pages 125-160) (including 8pp. Penguin Advertiser)
    Printed: at Cambridge University Library

    Contents include:
  • '1-1000: a checklist of 'originality' by Iain Orr.
  • 'Bound editions'.
  • 'All sorts and conditions' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguin plays: 21 years of a series' by John Parry.
  • Newsletter: 16
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.16
    Date Published by PCS: May 1981
    Edited: by Andrew Dalby
    Pages: 32pp. (pages 161-192) (including 8pp. Penguin Advertiser)
    Printed: at Cambridge University Library

    Contents include:
  • 'B. Traven in paperback' by Andrew Dalby.
  • 'Green Penguins by Richard Hazlehurst.
  • 'Ptarmigans' by G.H.M. Holman. Review by Andrew Dalby of Piet Schreuders' 'Paperbacks, U.S.A.'
  • Newsletter: 17
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.17
    Date Published by PCS: November 1981
    Edited: by Andrew Dalby
    Pages: 40pp. (pages 193-232) (including 4pp. Penguin Advertiser)
    Printed: at Cambridge University Library

    Contents include:
  • 'Some thoughts from across the Atlantic' by Thomas L. Bonn.
  • 'U.S. Specials' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguin Books (New York): a checklist'.
  • 'Peregrines' by Richard Hazlehurst. Review by Donald L. Foley of Evelyne Green's 'Penguin Books: The pictorial cover 1960-1980'.
  • Newsletter: 18
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.18
    Date Published by PCS: May 1982
    Edited: by Andrew Dalby
    Pages: 36pp. (pages 233-268) (including 8pp. Penguin Advertiser)

    Contents include:
  • 'The German connection' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguin Peakes' by G. Peter Winnington.
  • 'Confessions of a 'nice nutter'' by Dr Joseph E. Faraday.
  • 'Repairing Penguins: more suggestions' by Keith Stead.
  • 'Staples' by Nicholas Willmott.
  • Newsletter: 19
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.19
    Date Published by PCS: November 1982
    Edited: by Andrew Dalby
    Pages: 40pp. (pages 269-308) (including 4pp. Penguin Advertiser)

    Contents include:
  • 'Penguin Modern Painters' by David Hall.
  • 'The other paperbacks' by Richard Williams.
  • 'A look round my ephemera collection' by Steven Ferdinando.
  • 'A century for Puffin Picture Books' by Noel Carrington, reprinted from 'Penrose Annual', 1957.
  • 'The London mystery magazine' by George Gibb.
  • Newsletter: 20
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.20
    Date Published by PCS: June 1983
    Edited: by Andrew Dalby
    Pages: 24pp. (pages 309-332) (including 4pp. Penguin Advertiser)
    Printed: by Piggotts, Cambridge

    Contents include:
  • 'Collecting for design' by Richard Hazlehurst.
  • 'The Penguin periodicals: rise and fall' by Duncan McGarva.
  • Newsletter: 21
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.21
    Date Published by PCS: November 1983
    Edited: by Richard Hazlehurst
    Pages: 16pp.

    Contents include:
  • 'Errors and omissions' by Nicholas Wilmott.
  • 'Short and sweet: illustrated classics' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Evelyn Waugh in Penguins' by Duncan McGarva.
  • Newsletter: 22
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.22
    Date Published by PCS: May 1984
    Edited: by Richard Hazlehurst
    Pages: 20pp.

    Contents include:
  • 'Signed Penguins' by Nicholas Wilmott.
  • 'Penguin trail: down under' by Reg Heard.
  • Newsletter: 23
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.23
    Date Published by PCS: November 1984
    Edited: by Richard Hazelehurst
    Pages: 24pp.

    Contents include:
  • 'A collector in Belgium' by Alan Forrest.
  • 'Anniversary celebrations'.
  • Newsletter: 24
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.24
    Date Published by PCS: May 1985
    Edited: by Richard Hazlehurst
    Pages: 16pp.

    Contents include:
  • 'Christmas books' by David Hall.
  • Obituary for Betty Radice.
  • Newsletter: 25
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.25
    Date Published by PCS: November 1985
    Edited: by Richard Hazlehurst
    Pages: 24pp.

    Contents include:
  • Fifty years on: anniversary publications, homage to Sir
  • Allen Lane, Fifty Penguin Years, Penguin auction. 5 November: Bristol University - official presentation of Penguin's archive of editorial filing to the University of Bristol library.
  • Penguin Quiz.
  • 'Somerset Maugham' by Russell Edwards.
  • '50 Penguin Years - the Indian Connection', reproduced from the British Council, Bombay Office newsletter.
  • Newsletter: 26
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.26
    Date Published by PCS: June 1986
    Edited: by Richard Hazlehurst
    Pages: 24pp.

    Contents include:
  • 'Studies in Social Pathology' by John Lord.
  • 'Pick up a Penguin' Edinburgh University Library Penguin collection.
  • 'Penguins for the Forces' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Hans Schmoller'.
  • 'Games Covers' by J.C. Homan.
  • 'Penguin Trail: Ramsgate' by Reg Heard. Christmas Quiz.
  • Newsletter: 27
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.27
    Date Published by PCS: December 1986
    Edited: by Richard Hazlehurst
    Pages: 20pp.

    Contents include:
  • 'The Penguin Alice' by Selwyn Goodacre.
  • Annual General Meeting and accounts.
  • 'Benjamin Pollock and the Penguin Collection' by Richard Williams.
  • Newsletter: 28
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.28
    Date Published by PCS: May 1987
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 40pp.

    Contents include:
  • 'Down Under 1: Australian Penguins 1940-46' by Chris Barling.
  • 'Down Under 2: the New Zealand Penguin Mystery' by A. Lawrence Jagger.
  • Review of 'Paper Chase: an exhibition of decorated papers held in Edinburgh University Library'.
  • Newsletter: 29
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.29
    Date Published by PCS: December 1987
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 52pp.

    Contents include:
  • 'Penguin Author Gallery: George Simenon and his Maigret Novels' by Chris Barling.
  • 'A checklist of the American G.B. Shaw Series' by Justin Bur.
  • 'The trail blazers' by Angus Mitchell.
  • Newsletter: 30
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.30
    Date Published by PCS: July 1988
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Cover story: tripartite horizontals, 1935-1961' by Chris Barling.
  • 'SBN's and ISBN's used for Penguin Books' by Roger Partridge.
  • 'Some thoughts on a complete Penguin catalogue' by J.C. Homan.
  • 'Penguins Progress - Pre-War Series 1936-1940' by Sally Wood.
  • 'On the Insel trail' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'The Trial Blazers' by Sally Wood.
  • 'The Peerless Penguin' by W.A. Smith.
  • 'The poor man's first editions' by Janet Marsh.
  • Index: 1-30
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: INDEX 1-30
    Title: INDEX TO THE SOCIETY'S NEWSLETTER 1-30 and Associated Publications 1974 - 1988
    Date Published by PCS: 1989
    Compiled: by Russell Edwards
    Pages: 12pp. + covers
    Price: £1.50p
    Newsletter: 31
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.31
    Date Published by PCS: December 1988
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Allen Lane and Priory Farm' by Tony Giles.
  • 'Selling Penguins during five decades' by David Hedges.
  • 'What is paperback?' by Richard Williams.
  • 'The flattery of imitation? Perry Colour Books' by John Morris.
  • 'Christmas Quiz: history of Penguin Books' by Dr Sydney Scott.
  • 'Boxes of Delight: aspects of the Renier Collection' by Tessa Rose.
  • Newsletter: 32
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.32
    Date Published by PCS: July 1989
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 56pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Going to the pictures; Penguins on cinema' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Printers of Penguin Books' by Knowler G. Edmonds.
  • 'Donations - with the lid off!' by Sally Wood.
  • 'Selling Penguins during five decades 2: 1951-1960' by David Hedges.
  • Prelude to 1989 P.C.S AGM at Manchester.
  • 'John Rylands University Library of Manchester' by John Tuck.
  • 'The Trail Blazers 3' by Sally Wood.
  • 'Indian Connection' by Ella Datta.
  • 'Queen Puffin: Kaye Webb' by David Self.
  • Newsletter: 33
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.33
    Date Published by PCS: December 1989
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 48pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Penguin People: Feliks Topolski' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'The Topolski Penguin Prints' by Sally Wood.
  • 'Penguin Music Scores' by Bryan Platt.
  • 'Letters from Allen Lane to Tanya Schmoller'.
  • 'Penguin Trail: Charing Cross Road' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguin Trails 1978-1989'.
  • Obituary for Noel Carrington by Frances Partridge.
  • Newsletter: 34
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.34
    Date Published by PCS: July 1990
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 44pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'An introduction to Dulwich' by Eric Thomas.
  • 'Dulwich college - by an old master' by Laurie Jagger.
  • 'Covering the Pelican for P.G. Wodehouse' by Knowler Edmonds.
  • 'The Pelican Philosophy Series - the early years' by John A. Lord.
  • 'A comedy of errors: the first ten Pelicans' by Chris Barling.
  • 'G.B.S. in Penguins' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguin modern first editions' by Michael Warren.
  • 'Fly away Pelicans' by Benny Green.
  • 'Picking up Pelicans' by Keith Waterhouse.
  • Newsletter: 35
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.35
    Date Published by PCS: December 1990
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 40pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Penguin Modern Painters' by David J. Hall.
  • 'List of Penguin printers' by Knowler G. Edmonds.
  • 'An unproductive relationship; Barnett Freedman and Penguin Books' by Ian Rogerson.
  • 'Pan Books: a brief history' by Richard Williams.
  • 'Insel News' by Russell Edwards.
  • Newsletter: 36
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.36
    Date Published by PCS: June 1991
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 40pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'D.H. Lawrence: The Penguin Connection' by Brian Platt.
  • 'New Zealand - update' by Annette Whitford.
  • 'Repairing Penguins' by Nicholas Willmott and Keith Stead.
  • 'Penguin Illustrated Classics - Addendum' by Knowler Edmonds.
  • 'Fifty years of Puffin logos' by Ann Francis.
  • 'Dustwrappers: some observations and queries' by Chris Barling.
  • 'King Penguin wrappers - addendum' by David J. Hall.
  • 'Pan Books - update' by David Hedges.
  • Newsletter: 37
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.37
    Date Published by PCS: December 1991
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 32pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Fifty years of Puffins' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Designs and Devices' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Insel News' by Patrick Fox.
  • 'On the Island' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguin African Library' by Mark Ryan.
  • Christmas Quiz 1991.
  • Newsletter: 38
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.38
    Date Published by PCS: June 1992
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 44pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'The Pelican History of Art' by Robert Yates.
  • 'South American Way' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Pelican Latin American Library' by Robert Morgan.
  • 'Delving in the Archives' by Angus Mitchell.
  • 'Pierhead Revisited' by Tony Giles.
  • 'Classic Questions' by Bryan Platt.
  • 'Printing for pleasure' by Knowler Edwards.
  • 'Strange Device'.
  • Newsletter: 39
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.39
    Date Published by PCS: December 1992
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 44pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Picking up Penguins' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'T.E. Lawrence' by Knowler Edmonds.
  • 'Insel Country' by Patrick Fox.
  • 'The paper-back' by Knowler Edmonds.
  • 'Penguin Design; the changing scene' by Roger Partridge.
  • Reproduction of 'The Penguin Look and Monotype Faces'.
  • 'Shouldering Earth's Burdens: the Penguin atlas' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguin scores' by Robert Yates.
  • Penguin Christmas Competition by Joe Pearson.
  • Newsletter: 40
    P.C.S. NEWSLETTER: No.40
    Date Published by PCS: June 1993
    Edited: by Sally Wood
    Pages: 48pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Penguin India' by Brian Bach.
  • 'Overton Penguin Collection, The National Library of Australia' by Penelope Layland.
  • 'Penguins in Australia: A Quick Survey' by Chris Barling.
  • 'The Penguin Hemingway' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Zodiac Books' by Sally Wood.
  • Collector: 41
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.41
    Date Published by PCS: December 1993
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 52pp. + covers
    Fist of new styled coloured covers, and re-badged 'The Penguin Collector'
    This issue had a slightly larger format

    Contents include:
  • 'The Penguin on the Fringe Edinburgh 1993' by Margaret Palmer.
  • 'What about a Penguin?' by A.C.H. Smith.
  • 'Professor Richard Hoggart in interview' with A.C.H. Smith for the HTV documentary, 6 April 1993.
  • 'A Literary Midwife' by Eunice Frost.
  • 'Final chapter for the left' by Peter Lennon.
  • 'How to hunt for Penguin - in Victoria, B.C.' by Annette Walker.
  • 'A paperback guide to Progress' by Nicholas Joicey.
  • Christmas Crossword Competition.
  • Collector: 42
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.42
    Date Published by PCS: June 1994
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 56pp. + covers
    This issue had a slightly larger format, and shiny cover

    Contents include:
  • Obituary for David Hedges.
  • 'Patterned papers in the Insel-B├╝cherei' by Patrick Fox.
  • 'A sort of legend' [John Minton] by Rigby Graham.
  • 'The lying alphabet' by Barbara Smoker.
  • 'The Shavian'.
  • 'Miscellaneous Questions' by Steve Hare.
  • 'A slender reputation' by Kathleen Hale.
  • 'A moveable feast' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'The chronicles of Cluj' by Sally Wood.
  • Crossword Competition.
  • Collector: 43
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.43
    Date Published by PCS: December 1994
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 60pp. + cover
    This issue had a slightly larger format and shiny cover

    Contents include:
  • Obituary for Julian Symons by Steve Hare.
  • Penguin Collectors' Society 1993-4.
  • 'Paxton Chadwick' by Lee Chadwick.
  • 'Four contrasting Penguin Bookshelves' by Reg Fitzpatrick.
  • 'Poetry in Penguin' by Martin Yates.
  • 'Dylan Thomas in Penguins' by Don Dale-Jones.
  • 'Picture Pelicans' by Steve Hare.
  • 'A Happy Band of Pilgrims' by Ron Cocksedge.
  • 'Going Dutch - A Penguin trail in the Hague' by Stephen Kahn.
  • Christmas Crossword Competition.
  • Collector: 44
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.44
    Date Published by PCS: July 1995
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 60pp. + covers
    This issue had a slightly larger format and shiny cover

    Contents include:
  • 'Dutch Treat' by Russell Edwards.
  • Obituary for Reg Fitzpatrick.
  • Obituary for James Gardner.
  • 'The Artful Designer' by James Gardner.
  • 'Collecting American Penguins'.
  • 'Belated Christmas Greetings' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Ready for a brand new beat' by Tony Lacey.
  • 'Penguin Devices' by Steve Hare.
  • 'The Penguin Collectors' Society' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Sixty Penguin Years' by Russell Edwards.
  • Annual General Meeting.
  • 'Bucking the National Trend' by Simon Jenkins.
  • Collector: 45
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.45
    Date Published by PCS: December 1995
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 60pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Penguin Days' by Heather Mansell Jones.
  • 'Nipples are out'.
  • 'Dusty answer' by L.H.R. Mitchell.
  • 'Leavis Scrutinized' by Ian MacKillop.
  • 'Fell Farm revisited' by Marjorie Lloyd.
  • 'The Great Panjandrum' by Isabel Quigly.
  • Christmas Competition Puzzle.
  • Collector: 46
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.46
    Date Published by PCS: July 1996
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 60pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Chapter and Verse of Ozlit' by Barry Oakley.
  • 'Local Penguin learns to fly' by Brian Stonier.
  • 'Eminence Rouge' (Sir William Emrys Williams) by Andrew Sinclair.
  • 'Forty years on' (Penguin Classics).
  • 'Kaye Webb' by Doreen Scott.
  • 'Grace Hogarth' by Pauline Baynes.
  • 'Allen Lane's archaeological bestseller' (What happened in history) by Peter Gathercole.
  • 'Albatross Modern Continental Library 1932-1949' by Richard Williams and Alistair Jollans.
  • 'A Penguin Partnership'.
  • 'A rare bird' by Geoffrey Dutton.
  • 'Life Histories' by Margaret Clark.
  • Crossword competition.
  • Collector: 47
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.47
    Date Published by PCS: December 1996
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Making Hay' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Graphic images for war and work' (Abram Games) by David Gentleman.
  • 'Selling Penguins in Europe 1935-1970' by Bob Davies.
  • 'The new typography' by Ruari McLean.
  • 'A man without his books' (Sir Frank Kermode).
  • 'The Overton collection' by Penelope Layland.
  • 'The tree man' by Angus Mitchell.
  • Reproduction of a painting of Priory Farm by S.R. Badmin.
  • 'Pevsner's Proudest Pupil' (John Newman) by Tony Aldous.
  • 'Penguins - fact or fiction' by Martin Yates.
  • 'The Horwitz Penguins' by Chris Barling.
  • 'Penguins in the net' by David Jackson.
  • 'RHS Collaboration with Handbooks' by Roger Partridge.
  • Crossword competition.
  • Obituary for David Metters.
  • Collector: 48
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.48
    Date Published by PCS: July 1997
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'The future may not be orange' by Jan Dalley.
  • 'Man who taught chapter and verse to Booker winners' by Damian Whitworth.
  • 'Selling Penguins in Europe 1935-1970' by Bob Davies.
  • 'Penguin Science News' by John Crammer.
  • 'Kaye Webb, Puffin Books and the Puffin Club' (description of lot 257, the personal archive of Kaye Webb).
  • 'The Centre for the Children's Book'.
  • 'A spineless lot' by Angus Mitchell.
  • 'Penguins Progress' by Allen Lane, 1 April 1946.
  • 'Christmas Cards down under' by Steve Hare.
  • 'The Collector Crossword' by Russell Edwards.
  • Obituaries for Patience Edney and Violet Williams.
  • 'Desmond Flower' by Nicholas Barker.
  • 'David Herbert' by Isabel Quigly.
  • Collector: 49
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.49
    Date Published by PCS: December 1997
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include: Extracts from an interview with H.A.W. Arnold (worked at the Bodley Head in early 1930s).
  • 'The county of the cottage' (Nikolaus Pevsner) by Ken Watts.
  • 'Ardizzone' - an excerpt from the diary of Ruari McLean.
  • 'Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly'.
  • 'On science in war and related matters' by Mark Cantley.
  • 'Life histories' by Lee Chadwick.
  • Obituary for Margaret Potter.
  • 'Remembering Ralph Tubbs - a remarkable man' by H.T. Cadbury-Brown.
  • Collector: 50
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.50
    Date Published by PCS: July 1998
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Just a tuppeny ha'penny title' by Kenneth Mason.
  • 'City of gold and fire' (Nikolaus Pevsner) by Colin Amery.
  • 'Down Memory Lane' by Peter Lavery.
  • 'Tony Godwin. Portrait of a whiz-kid' by Iain Brown.
  • 'The Lane memorial'.
  • 'The Penguin Guides' by Chris Barling.
  • 'Antipodean Verse in Penguins' (Australian and New Zealand verse) by James Orton.
  • 'On first looking into Biggles Flies Again' by Jan Knight.
  • 'Penguin Wild Flowers' by Martin Yates.
  • 'Benjamin Pollock and the Penguin Connection' by Richard Williams.
  • 'Internet update' by Jules Burt.
  • Collector: 51
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.51
    Date Published by PCS: December 1998
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'False gods in hard covers' by Alistair Jollans.
  • 'The Penguin Golden Ass. Jan Tschichold's Masterpiece' by Charles Antin.
  • 'An Australian Affair of Lady Chatterley' by Jim Orton.
  • 'Elizabeth Friedlander and Penguin' by Pauline Paucker.
  • 'Eunice Frost' - address given by Isabel Quigly at Eunice Frost's Memorial Service, Southover Church, Lewes, 15 September 1998.
  • 'Eunice Frost Remembered' by Tanya Schmoller, Jean McFarlane (Jean Osborne), Ruari McLean, Bob Davies, Christine Teale, Bob Maynard, Doug Rust, June Pipe, Saul Bellow.
  • Collector: 52
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.52
    Date Published by PCS: July 1999
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Archive of ephemera'.
  • 'Co-operation of the Penguins' by Adrian Wright.
  • 'Germano Facetti. The image as evidence' by Richard Hollis.
  • 'Bosoms and bottoms. A history of Penguin Book Cover Design' by Helen Scanlon.
  • 'Penguins of Christmas Past' by Doug Rust.
  • 'Commercial break' by Steve Hare.
  • Obituary for Geoffrey Dutton 1922-1998 by James Orton.
  • Obituary for Ann Francis by Peggy Short.
  • Collector: 53
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.53
    Date Published by PCS: December 1999
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'Lady Chatterley's Defendant' (Sir Allen Lane) by Horatio Morpurgo.
  • 'Kaye Webb on Allen Lane' - a transcript of an interview with Kaye Webb recorded in 1993 for a documentary for HTV on the life of Allen Lane.
  • 'Tony Godwin: Bookseller' by Iain Brown.
  • 'Art in Australia: what really happened?' by Chris Barling.
  • 'Big Brother' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Writing at the kitchen table' (Elizabeth David) by Artemis Cooper.
  • 'The perfick hybrid' by James Orton.
  • Collector: 54
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.54
    Date Published by PCS: July 2000
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'A German passion for English splendour' by Derwent May.
  • 'Down with Cosmopolitanism' by Gillian Darley.
  • 'I was only in Editorial II but it felt like Manchester United' by David Thomson.
  • 'Classic Penguin' by Clive Reynard.
  • 'Ladybird, Ladybird' (Ladybird books) by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Child of the Blitz' by James Orton.
  • 'Alick Potter' by Kenneth Pinnock.
  • Collector: 55
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.55
    Date Published by PCS: December 2000
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include: Obituary for R.S. Thomas, 1913-2000, by Jo Lunt. Obituary for Eric Norris, 1915-2000.
  • 'Penguins at large' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'The Observer's Book' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'The making of Observer 99' by Peter Marren.
  • 'First impressions' by Tanya Schmoller.
  • 'Shakespeare in Penguin, part 1' by Martin Yates.
  • 'Penguin postal panorama: a reflection of thirteen years of postal bookselling' by Brian Kesterton.
  • 'The hounding of D.H. Lawrence' by Alan Travis.
  • 'Simenon in Penguin: thoughts on a single author collection, part 1: publishing history' by Roger Howson.
  • 'The collector' by Ken Wilson.
  • 'Penguin trail: Oxford' by Joe Pearson.
  • 'Sir David Low (1891-1963)'.
  • Collector: 56
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.56
    Date Published by PCS: June 2001
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • Obituary of J.E. Morpurgo (1918-2000).
  • Obituary of Michael Rubinstein (1920-2001) [includes a mention of his archive].
  • Obituary of Bernard Venables (1907-2001).
  • 'Travelling Penguins' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Pevsner 50, and Celebrated' by James Mackay.
  • 'An Innocent Abroad' by Tanya Schmoller.
  • 'The Crossword King' by Jane Horton (grand-daughter of Morley Adams).
  • 'Shakespeare in Penguin' Part 2, by Martin Yates.
  • 'Some illustrators of King Penguin' by Brenda J. Scragg.
  • 'Collecting Penguin Poetry' by Don Dale-Jones.
  • 'The Colophon Uncloistered' by Iain Stevenson.
  • 'The British Museum Reading Room' by Martin Yates.
  • 'W.E. Williams, Educator Extraordinary' by Lady Gertrude Williams.
  • Collector: 57
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.57
    Date Published by PCS: December 2001
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • 'The Buildings of England - 50th anniversary conference, Victoria and Albert Museum, 13/14 July 2001' by James Mackay.
  • 'Three Princes - an a Frog: a holiday diversion' by Jim Orton.
  • 'Penguin People' by Tanya Schmoller.
  • 'Cover art - an introduction' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'Simenon in Penguin: thoughts on a single author collection, part 2: cover design' by Roger Howson.
  • 'Fifty Penguin years' by Don Dale-Jones.
  • 'Penguins B.A' by Angus Mitchell.
  • 'A few more variant editions: Pelicans and Penguin Specials' by Don Dale-Jones.
  • 'New publications' by Steve Hare.
  • Crossnumber-letter puzzle.
  • 'True to type' review by Tanya Schmoller.
  • Collector: 58
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.58
    Date Published by PCS: June 2002
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • Obituary for Virginia Pain (1937-.2002).
  • Obituary for Brian Kesterton
  • Obituary for Paul Hogarth (1917-2001).
  • Obituary for Spike Milligan (1918-2002).
  • 'Robert Graves in Penguin' by Martin Yates.
  • 'Penguin Nature Guides' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'A Working Life' by Tanya Schmoller.
  • 'Penguin New Art' by Gerald Cinamon.
  • 'Planespotting: a checklist of Saville-Sneath's Aircraft Recognition Books' by Joe Pearson.
  • 'Cover Art Uncovered' by R.C. Ingram.
  • 'Edward Young; a profile of the author of One of our Submarines' by Jim Ring.
  • 'Front Cover' by Jo Lunt.
  • Collector: 59
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.59
    Date Published by PCS: December 2002
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers

    Contents include:
  • Sally Wood awarded MBE.
  • 'The Penguin Collectors Society as a charity'.
  • 'Penguin Matters: a one-day PCS seminar exploring the Design and History of Penguin Books'.
  • 'The Pevsner Exhibition held at Clyffe Pypard Church, June 2002' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Pigs, Potholes and Painters' by Tanya Schmoller.
  • 'Penguin Books Production Department: a worm's eye view' by Synolda Butler.
  • 'Penguins and the New Biology series during the early post-war years, 1945-1951' by Robert Pijnenborg.
  • 'A note on the last Specials' by Don Dale-Jones.
  • 'Penguins in Boxed Sets' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'Commission Undertaken!' by Liza Adamczewski.
  • 'The translation business' by Magnus Magnusson.
  • 'Reading the Decades' a review by Jo Lunt.
  • 'Artwork by David Gentleman' a review by Jo Lunt.
  • 'A Gallery of cheap reprints: the Double Crown Club, Allen Lane and Penguins' by Joe Pearson.
  • Collector: 60
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.60
    Date Published by PCS: June 2003
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 60pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • Obituary for Bryan Platt.
  • Obituary for Edward Young (1913-2003).
  • 'A new man called Schmoller' by Tanya Schmoller.
  • 'Master of paper-back Classics in England'.
  • 'When is a Classic? By Martin Yates.
  • 'Penguin Nature Library' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'Vladimir Nabokov in Penguins' by Rob Schmieder.
  • 'Why I collect - am I mad? By David Franks.
  • 'On not collecting' by James Orton.
  • 'Other people's work' by Hilary McPhee.
  • 'Penguin Matters: seminar in the Art Workers' Guild, London, 17 May 2003'.
  • Collector: 61
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.61
    Date Published by PCS: December 2003
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)
    First use of colour images

    Contents include:
  • 'Penguin Memories' by Ian Norrie.
  • 'The Penguin history of Britain' by Angus Mitchell.
  • 'George Orwell (1903-1950)' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'A little something extra: a postscript to Nabokov in Penguin (PC60)' by Rob Schmieder.
  • 'Musing about a wartime Puffin' by Knowler Edmonds.
  • 'Fifty years of Collecting' by David Rowlands.
  • 'Pevsner Renewed and in keeping' by James Mackay.
  • 'Are books art? By James Mackay.
  • 'The life and work of Robert Gibbings' review by Joe Pearson.
  • 'Penguin Books' Contribution to the wartime effort' by Douglas Rust.
  • 'Penguins for the Forces - an update' by Joe Pearson.
  • 'Pevsner: the early volumes' by James Mackay.
  • 'Penguin Collection University of Bristol' by Hannah Lowery.
  • 'From the Archive' by Tanya Schmoller.
  • 'Why we collect' by Robin Gilbert.
  • Collector: 62
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.62
    Date Published by PCS: June 2004
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • Obituary for Nikos Stangos (1936-2004).
  • 'The Penguin Archive'.
  • 'Penguin Memories: David Hedges and Others' by Ian Norrie.
  • 'A Towel and a New Bar of Soap: My First Week at Penguin' the recollections of an anonymous Penguin employee.
  • 'The Last Pre-war Penguin Author?' [Shiela Grant Duff] by James Mackay.
  • 'Bristol's Great Reading Adventure' by Melanie Kelly.
  • 'Aunts and Wood Engravers' [Harry Brockway and Sonia Orwell] by Simon Brett.
  • 'Remembering Pelicans' a review by Jenny Diski of 'Goffman's Legacy'.
  • 'Greene Penguins: the writer, the illustrator and the publisher' by James Mackay.
  • 'Penguin Poster' [by William Grimmond].
  • 'Pevsner: The First Eleven' by James Mackay.
  • 'Penguin Books' Contribution to the Wartime Effort' (continued) by Douglas Rust.
  • 'The Penguin History of Britain' by Arthur Lockwood.
  • 'Imperfect Memories of Penguin Education' by John Hitchin.
  • Collector: 63
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.63
    Date Published by PCS: December 2004
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 80pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'Joan Aiken and Kaye Webb' part 3 of Ian Norrie's series of Penguin Memories.
  • 'Reminiscences of One Person's Early Sixties Penguiniana' by Howard Greaves.
  • 'Allen Lane and the Medics' by Dr James Earle.
  • 'Australia, the Lucky Country' by Joe Pearson.
  • 'Crime Fiction' by Natasha Cooper.
  • 'Green for Danger: a not-too-serious look at the early years of Penguin Crime' by Jim Orton.
  • 'Anthony Powell in Penguin' by Chris Barling.
  • 'Great Ideas' by Steve Hare.
  • 'The least loved series' by David Self.
  • 'But why a Penguin?' by Kristoffer Bundgaard Almlund.
  • 'Hermann Broch - sure about him?' by Suzi Feay.
  • 'Syrens' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'Israeli Editions' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Hans Schmoller: the Penguin Years'.
  • 'Pevsner Reassessed' by James Mackay.
  • 'My Scoop' by Billy Crawford.
  • Collector: 64
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.64
    Date Published by PCS: June 2005
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • Obituary for John Curtis.
  • 'A view from the Press' by Boyd Tonkin.
  • 'Meetings with the King Penguin' by Ian Norrie.
  • 'Penguin by Design - part 1' by Peter Campbell.
  • 'Penguin by Design - part 2' by Eudyptes.
  • 'Now we are 70' by Steve Hare.
  • 'The mystery of the drowning Porpoises' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Berthold Wolpe Centenary' by Eudyptes.
  • 'Derek Birdsall, Grid Minimalist' by James Mackay.
  • 'Hans Schmoller: the Penguin Years' by Jerry Cinamon.
  • 'The Rarity and otherwise of Lady Chatterley's Lover' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Publisher' by Tom Maschler.
  • 'Life class: Sue Leyland's response to the PCS Christmas 2004 competition'.
  • Collector: 65
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.65
    Date Published by PCS: December 2005
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'AL and Tom Maschler Reviewed' review by Ian Norrie.
  • 'Compliments of the Season' by Steve Hare.
  • The Complete list of Christmas Books.
  • List of the Lane Brothers' Christmas Cards.
  • 'Of authors and uncaptured criminals' by Jim Orton.
  • 'A remark on the Penguin Blurb' by Kristoffer Bundgaard Almlund.
  • 'AL's Alma Mater'.
  • 'Penguin Atlases Revisited' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'How to Achieve True Greatness' by Steve Hare.
  • 2005 Update of Penguin in Print.
  • 'How green was my cover' by Chris Barling.
  • Christmas Crossword by Eudyptes.
  • Collector: 66
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.66
    Date Published by PCS: June 2006
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 72pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include: Obituary for Ruari McLean (1917-2006). Obituary for Germano Facetti (1928-2006).
  • 'Nuffin' like a Puffin' by Kate Dunn.
  • 'David Low's Penguin Specials' by Colin Seymour-Ure.
  • 'Facetti's Legacy - a personal view' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'Penguin Epics: 60th anniversary of Penguin Classics'.
  • 'Meet the first action heroes' by Philip Pullman.
  • 'Vision of a future that never was - The County of London Plan' by Dinah Casson.
  • Colour photographs of Hans Unger's mosaic in its new home at the Pearson offices in Rugby.
  • 'The Penguin Mosaic' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'Allen Lane and his foundation' by Clare Morpurgo.
  • 'Converting a hardback to a paperback' by Jerry Cinamon.
  • 'A Puffin Hat-trick'.
  • 'Penguin Greenery'.
  • 'The mysterious case of Mystery Mile' by Don Dale-Jones.
  • Collector: 67
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.67
    Date Published by PCS: December 2006
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 68pp + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include: Obituary for Charles Clark (1933-2006). Obituary for Alan Fletcher (1931-2006).
  • 'A Personal Journey' by Jeff Lucas.
  • 'Collecting Ephemera' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'Penguin Modern Classics' by Ian Daley.
  • 'Jan Tschichold, Designer: the Penguin years' reviewed by Phil Baines.
  • 'Penguin Public' by Marghanita Laski.
  • 'Now East, Now West, (and North, and South)' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Mentors and Friends' reviewed by Eudyptes.
  • 'Designer Classics' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Elizabeth Friedlander' by Graham Moss.
  • 'Penguin in Print' reviewed by Jerry Cinamon.
  • 'Classics 60th Anniversary Campaign'.
  • Collector: 68
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.68
    Date Published by PCS: June 2007
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include: Obituary for Margaret Clark (1926-2007). Obituary for Philip Thompson (1928-2007).
  • 'My Penguin' by Marcel Berlins.
  • 'The Penguin English Library' by Ian Daley.
  • 'Freeman Wills Crofts, 1879-1957' by Don Dale-Jones.
  • 'About the Author' by Sander Meredeen.
  • 'Hard times in Canada' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Penguin Science Series' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Dutch Penguin Parade'.
  • Collector: 69
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.69
    Date Published by PCS: December 2007
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 88pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • Pevsner Memorial.
  • Obituary for Laurie Jagger (1925-2007).
  • Obituary for Trevor Glover (1940-2007).
  • 'Penguin footnotes' by Jerry Cinamon.
  • 'Judy Nairn'.
  • 'The Early Penguin Travel and Adventure Titles: the Cerise Series' by Martin Yates.
  • 'The silence of Colonel Bramble'.
  • 'Celebrations: the Penguin tradition reproduced, or traduced?' by James Mackay.
  • 'Love is..' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'Lessons in publishing' by Margaret Clark.
  • 'The best thriller ever written' by David Rowlands.
  • 2007 Update to Penguin in Print.
  • 'Commissioning a Pelican'.
  • ' A Writer Responds' by Jeremy Lewis.
  • Collector: 70
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.70
    Date Published by PCS: June 2008
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • Obituary for Ronald Segal (1932-2008).
  • Obituary for Derek Clark (1932-2008).
  • Obituary for Richard Chopping (1917-2008).
  • Obituary for Dominic Rieu (1916-2008).
  • 'Penguin Days' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'To brighten things up. The Schmoller Collection of Decorated Papers' reviewed by Jerry Cinamon.
  • 'A Frothy Fantasy. The Emett Festival Railway Puffin Cut-Out' by David Rowlands.
  • 'Four large Russians' by Tim Graham.
  • 'Mr Fortune, Please' by David Rowlands.
  • 'The Collection that dare speak its name' by Roger Mallatratt.
  • 'An internet experience' by Grahame Thornton.
  • 'The man who made Penguins. The life of Sir William Emrys Williams' reviewed by Ian Norrie.
  • 'Penguin Collection Spreads its wings' by Hannah Lowery.
  • 'The Penguin Archive at Pearson Distribution, Rugby' by James Mackay.
  • 'Penguin and Young Graphic Designers' by Colin Forbes.
  • 'Chris Dolley Papers' by Steve Hare.
  • 'My very special Donkey' by Roger Mallatratt.
  • Collector: 71
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.71
    Date Published by PCS: December 2008
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • Obituary for Pauline Baynes (1922-2008).
  • 'The Laughing Penguin: a curious xmas cracker' by Michael Hampton.
  • 'Penguin Travels - further adventures' by Martin Yates.
  • 'The Art of Penguin Science Fiction' by James Pardey
  • 'The Early Penguin Plays' by Chris Barling.
  • 'Great Ideas: the third series' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'Puffin Post' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Pelican Book Covers 1957-62' by Phil Baines.
  • 'Lane Disclosure ... Home Thoughts'.
  • 'Penguin Dedications and Sundry Notes' by Tim Graham.
  • Collector: 72
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.72
    Date Published by PCS: June 2009
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 72pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • Appreciations - Anne Berth Döbken, Margaret Palmer, David Self, Peter Walthall, Marion Richmond, Tony Mott (1937-2009)
  • Spring Meeting 2009-07-17 AGM 2009-07-17.
  • 'Bibliophilia' by George Ramsden.
  • 'The Art of More Penguin Science Fiction' by James Pardey.
  • 'The Bill Amberg classics and other aberrations' by David Robins.
  • 'Penguin and the Ghost Story' by David Rowlands.
  • 'North of the Border' by Billy Crawford.
  • 'Popular Penguins fly in Australia' by Ward Saylor.
  • 'Tony Meeuwissen' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Penguin by Illustrators'.
  • Penguin Day, Saturday 24 October 2009.
  • 'Nikolaus Pevsner at the Hornsey Sit-in' by Ken Garland.
  • 'Pulp versus Penguins: Paperbacks go to War' by Steve Chibnall.
  • Collector: 73
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.73
    Date Published by PCS: December 2009
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 72pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • New Member Quiz.
  • 'The Art of Yet More Penguin Science Fiction' by James Pardey.
  • 'Scandinavian Penguins' by Kristoffer Almlund.
  • 'Festa del Grafisme' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Designing Penguins Remotely' by Ian McLaren.
  • 'The Great Penguin Bookchase'.
  • 'Penguin Designs Should Be Seen Beyond the Bookshelf' by Tony Davis.
  • 'A Man's Man' by David Rowlands.
  • A Christmas Quiz.
  • Collector: 74
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.74
    Date Published by PCS: August 2010
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 80pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'Drawn Direct to the Plate'.
  • '75 Years of Penguin Books' by Tim Graham.
  • 'A Puffin Nest Egg' by Lucy Pearson.
  • 'Puffin Post: Business or Pleasure?' by Kate Wright.
  • 'Kaye Webb' by Valerie Grove.
  • William Wootten Interviews Al Alvarez.
  • 'Zeventig Jaar Penguinpockets' by Paul van Cappelleveen and James Mackay.
  • 'Pevsner in London' by Tim Graham and James Mackay.
  • 'Raised by Penguins - Half a Century Ago!' by Jack Warbrick.
  • 'The Society's Website (and Film Tie-ins) by Steve Hare.
  • 'Who Were They All?' by Martin Yates.
  • Collector: 75
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.75
    Date Published by PCS: December 2010
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 80pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'Christopher Barling'.
  • 'Raymond Hawkey' by Len Deighton.
  • 'Puffin by Design' reviewed by Eudyptes.
  • 'Kestrel Books' by Liz Attenborough.
  • 'Throw That Bloody Book Away!' by Bill Taylor.
  • 'One Hundred Penguin Books' by the Gentle Author.
  • 'Pevsner and Penguin' by Susie Harries.
  • 'Penguin Crime: Famous Trials' by Neil Campbell.
  • 'There's Nuffin like a Puffin'.
  • 'Siné's Massacre Revisited' by Tanya Schmoller.
  • 'L'affaire Siné II' by James Mackay.
  • 'Penguin 75' reviewed by Malcolm Gillett.
  • 'Fifty Years On' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' from the Archive
  • Collector: 76
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.76
    Date Published by PCS: June 2011
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 72pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'Creation Myths' by Steve Hare
  • 'rororo' by Thomas Schröer.
  • 'A Passage to Harmondsworth: E.M. Forster as a Penguin Novelist' by William Wootten and John Lyon.
  • 'Flying Penguins' by Len Deighton.
  • 'Sleuths' by John Bowen.
  • 'Tschichold, Schmoller and Bound Penguins' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Penguin Papers'.
  • 'Penguin Modern Classics and Mini Moderns' by John Sutherland.
  • 'GBS in Hardback'.
  • Collector: 77
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.77
    Date Published by PCS: December 2011
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 80pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'Impressions of Clays'.
  • 'A Penguin Coup d'Etat' by David Franks.
  • 'William Shakespeare in Penguin' by Martin Yates.
  • 'Jan Tschichold' by Gerald Cinamon.
  • 'Reflections on Collecting Pelicans' by David Fletcher.
  • 'Observer's Books under Penguin' by Paul Lickiss.
  • 'King Penguin Books' by Justin Croft.
  • 'Drawing the Line: Cartoonists in Penguin' by Martin Yates and Jo Lunt.
  • 'American Specials' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Double Volumes' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life' reviewed by James Mackay.
  • 'Puffin Book Club Tapes'.
  • 'A Penguin Survives' by Alan Spain.
  • Collector: 78
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.78
    Date Published by PCS: June 2012
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'John Griffiths - obituary' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Ronald Searle - obtiuary' by Jo Lunt.
  • 'Penguin Parade' by Verity Burke.
  • 'The Penguin Fountain Pen' by Mike Bryan.
  • 'Wolfgang Foges and the First King Penguins' by Nicolas Hawkes.
  • 'David Pearson, Designer' by the Gentle Author.
  • 'Los Olvidados' by Roger Flavell.
  • 'The Oldest New Experience' by Geoff Dyer.
  • 'Pelican's First Lady - Eileen Power' by Martin Yates.
  • 'Penguin Poetry and the 1960s' by George Donaldson.
  • Collector: 79
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.79
    Date Published by PCS: December 2012
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 80pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • New PCS Publications
  • 'David Fletcher - obituary' by James Mackay
  • 'Helen Nicoll - obtiuary' by Jan Pienkowski
  • AGM 2012
  • 'The bird takes flight' by John Makinson
  • 'Brian Keogh - Penguin illustrator' by Maurice Spira
  • '(Mass) Observing Penguins' by Rosemary Johnsen
  • 'Penguin Illustrated Classics' by Stephen Hall
  • 'The Penguin Archive at the University of Bristol Library Special Collections and the Penguin Archive Project: a positive collaboration' by Hannah Lowery
  • 'Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books Portuguese Pelicans' by Paul Lickiss
  • 'The "Angry Young Men" and Penguin pictorial cover design' by Neil Campbell
  • 'A fairy-tale ending: Sheila Robinson and The Twelve dancing Princesses' by Joe Pearson
  • 'The times they are a'changin': a Penguin anomaly?' by Jo Lunt
  • Collector: 80
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.80
    Date Published by PCS: June 2013
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'On Reaching 80' by Russell Edwards
  • 'Departing Penguin Reminiscing' by Hans Schmoller
  • AGM 2013
  • Peter Carson - obituary
  • 'More Funny Business' by Jo Lunt and Tim Graham
  • 'The Mystery of the Miscreant 'A'' by James Mackay and others
  • 'Recorded Penguins' by Tim Graham
  • 'Eric Ravilious and the Missing Penguin' by Ken Hollamby
  • 'The Games Penguins: a bibliography' by James Mackay
  • Update to Penguin in Print
  • Collector: 81
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.81
    Date Published by PCS: December 2013
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • Obituaries
  • AGM 2013 by Vince Morris
  • 'Members Visit to 8 Vigo Street' by Ross and Margaret Wilson
  • 'The Bodley Head, 8 Vigo Street and the Barcelona restaurant' by James Mackay
  • 'Gerald (Jerry) Cinamon' by Tony Busser
  • 'A Pantheon of Penguin designers' by James Mackay
  • 'Graphic design' by Paul Lickiss
  • 'Romek Marber: Graphics' by David Franks
  • 'Allen Lane, entrepreneur' by Robert Bruce
  • 'Penguin and Sport' by Terry Taylor
  • 'The Pelican Latin American Library' by Mike Davis
  • 'Penguin brings psychology to the Common Man' by Ben Harris
  • 'The Penguin Infantry Journal editions of John Steinbeck's 'The Moon is Down'' by David D. Lee
  • 'Penguin sighted in Hamburg' by Steve Hare
  • 'The curious creature known as the Penguin Gull - a Spheniscidae/Laridae hybrid' by Jim Rayner
  • Collector: 82
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.82
    Date Published by PCS: June 2014
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'Richard Hoggart 1918-2014' - obituary by Steve Hare
  • 'Eric Hill 1927-2014'
  • 'Bruce Robertson 1934-2014' - obituary by Jo Lunt
  • 'To Boldly Go: From Lady Chatterley to Peter and Jane' by Diana Cornforth
  • 'Transatlantic: Part 1' by Jeff Lucas
  • 'Transatlantic: Part 2' by Tim Graham
  • 'Penguins Progress' by Jo Lunt
  • 'Posted Abroad' by Steve Hare
  • 'Reading Penguin' review by Tim Graham
  • 'From the Archive'
  • Collection Points
  • Collector: 83
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.83
    Date Published by PCS: December 2014
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • Annual Meeting 2014 by Vince Morris
  • 'Tim Graham - vale' by David Cornwall
  • 'Penguin on a Canvas' by Michael Fowle
  • 'Designing the 20th Century' by David Franks
  • 'Every line has its reason' by Caroline Maddison
  • 'The Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts' by Jerry Cinamon
  • 'Puffins Progress' by John Hitchin
  • 'Pelican blue' by Paul Lickiss
  • 'Drop Caps' by Steve Hare
  • 'Nairn revived' by James Mackay
  • 'TM' by Steve Hare
  • 'Penelope Lively: recommended reading' by Jo Lunt
  • 'In praise of Penguins: a reminiscence' by Tim Street
  • Collection Points
  • Collector: 84
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.84
    Date Published by PCS: June 2015
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Cover design: by Jim Stoddart
    Pages: 68pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'Steve Hare (1950 - 2015)' - obituary by Tim Graham with others
  • PCS Bursary scheme
  • 'Penguin Specials and the Left Book Club' by David Franks
  • 'An extract from my diary' by Jerry Cinamon
  • 'Funeral in Berlin Part 1 by Caroline Maddison
  • 'Lost in transition?' by Andrew Malin
  • 'The Penguin-Ladybird connection and beyond' by Brian Alderson
  • 'Eichosha Commentary Booklets' by Paul Lickiss
  • 'Marching on together' by Jules Burt
  • 'Times remembered' by Douglas Rust
  • 'The Instagram story' by Jules Burt
  • 'Update to Penguin in Print' by Tim Graham
  • Collection Points
  • Collector: 85
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.85
    Date Published by PCS: December 2015
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Cover design: by Paul Buckley (Art Director, Penguin US)
    Pages: 64pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'David J. Hall' - Obituary by Russell Edwards
  • 'Visit to Salisbury Cathedral Library' by Ross Wilson
  • 'Funeral in Berlin Part 2' by Caroline Maddison
  • 'The Penguin cookstrip cook books' by Len Deighton
  • 'The Penguin Book of Hymns' by Timothy Dudley-Smith
  • 'The Penguin Art Fund' by Jerry Cinamon
  • 'Contemporary Art at Penguin' by Tim Graham
  • 'It is déjà vu, tragically, all over again' by Robert Bruce
  • Penguin and The Lane Brothers: review 1 by Robert Sessions
  • Penguin and The Lane Brothers: review 2 by Tim Graham
  • The Happy Reader by Malcolm Gillett
  • 'The Penguin Archive' by Hannah Lowery
  • Name Dropping!
  • Collection Points
  • Collector: 86
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.86
    Date Published by PCS: June 2016
    Edited: by Jo Lunt
    Pages: 80pp. + covers (perfect bound)

    Contents include:
  • 'Tanya Schmoller 1918 - 2916' - recollections by Christine Teale and Russell Edwards
  • 'Defining the Classics: Penguin and the evolution of a timeless genre' - a précis of a dissertation by Kelly Neubeiser
  • 'Orwell and Penguin - some observations' by Dave Jordan
  • 'More times remembered' by Douglas Rust
  • 'A visit to the National Art Library with Jerry Cinamon' by Victoria Love (with photographs by Caroline Maddison)
  • 'You can't tell a book by its cover' by Len Deighton
  • 'Enter Alan Lane and the Penguins' a memoir by Agatha Christie
  • 'Do I read them? Of course not, that could damage them' by Trevor Payne
  • 'André's accents: an acute motley' by Tim Graham
  • Collection Points
  • Collector: 87
    P.C.S. THE PENGUIN COLLECTOR: No.87
    Date Published by PCS: December 2016
    Edited: by James Mackay
    Pages: 80pp. + covers (perfect bound)
    Printer: Octoprint Ltd (500 copies)

    Contents include:
    MAKING PENGUINS
  • 'A Foreword' by Hans Schmoller (1970)
  • 'J.H.Plumb, Penguin Advisory Editor for History' by William Noblett
  • 'Designing Penguins in the Sixties' by Bryan Dunn
  • 'Producing Penguins in the Sixties and Seventies' by David Bann
  • The Schmoller Archive Acquisition
    COLLECTING PENGUINS
  • 'The Penguin Collector' as forseen by John Wellesley in 1952 (from The Book Collector)
  • 'Osbert Lancaster and Penguin' by Terry Taylor
  • 'Collecting Un-Penguins: Neglected Histories' by Peter Miller
  • 'Burmese Days' by Robert Bruce
  • Penguin Points
  • The Penguin-Lover's Lot
  • Penguin Places
  • A Penguin Aficionado
    SOCIETY NEWS
  • 'Annual Meeting 2016, Sheffield: a Personal View' by Vince Morris
  • Future Events
  • Publications
  • 'An Editorial Afterword' by the editor


  • We are grateful for permission to reproduce the 'contents' of each Newsletter. The data (for issues 1-73) was compiled by Rachel Hassall (2010) for the Penguin Archive Project, University of Bristol Library. PENGUIN ARCHIVE PROJECT

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