A rainbow of Penguins: Publisher Allen Lane wanted a logo that was "dignified but flippant," so the penguin brand was born. At sixpence, anyone who loved to read good stories could buy a paperback for the same cost as a pack of cigarettes. Lane's brainchild was born after he had visited Agatha Christie: he stood waiting for a train, realizing there was nothing but magazines and bad novels to choose from.
My favorite book, is The End of the Affair by Graham Greene which deals with religion and love and life and war in this beautiful timeless way . It makes me cry every time.
Virginia Woolf. If Virginia was a man she would be classed in the ranks of Joyce, Elliot and ford. She is known as a great writer but she is one of the best. I put her up there with the greatest.
War of the Worlds by Penguin
Penguin Paperbacks I collected these in the 1980's and 90's. I had over 400. Including no. 1 on the list. Ariel. But when my first little boy was born 5 years ago I sold them to make room for him. So sad. But that's life.