Penguins, Green

Penguin has released a new series of cheap and cheerful classics. I think I have raved about the ingenuity of the reissuing of the Orange classic series before and bringing long forgotten classics back to the mass market. It’s also nice to see Penguin continue to embody the company’s original idea that good literature should be accessible to all. I just love how they freshen up the old titles. The new Green series harks back to the original Green crime series. The titles all look amazing and, of course, those lovely looking green spines wouldn’t look too shaby on my bookcase next to the numerous Orange Penguins I have collected. First off my list to purchase will be this:



I read it awhile ago after a serious hunt and sourced it at a library. That copy was old, dusty and smelled a little mouldy. It was a wonderful read and now it will be great to own a copy too. You can find the complete list of the fifty titles here.

(Disclaimer: It looks like I’m raving a lot about Penguin but this isn’t a paid advertisement. I just really love how they keep invigorating old Classics!)


  1. Nice to hear from you again Mae … hope all is well with you. I sort of noticed these in the NLA book shop the other day but didn’t get a chance to properly explore them. You’ve reminded me that I must!

  2. Thanks Sue! 🙂 Yes, I’ve missed this little blog. I’ve reverted back to lurking about various blogs this past year though and I see a lot of bloggers have taken time out. Hope all is well with you too. 🙂

    1. I guess bloggers come and go a bit … but I do miss your presence and hope you post at least occasionally again! All is fine here but oh it’s been a cold winter, or, at least, I’m feeling it more.

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