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The festive season is upon us, and you’re no doubt compiling your own naughty and nice lists, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to pop a few book-shaped presents under the tree. We’ll be bringing you our favourite titles that we know your family and friends will love, so you can relax with […]

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From Nora Webster to Eilis Lacey, the novelist Colm Tóibín has a knack for creating compelling female characters. Writing exclusively for Women on the Page, Penguin Editor Mary Mount tells us why.

Driving Home for Christmas

What better journey is there than one with the promise of book-shaped presents and a mountain of mince pies waiting for you at the end of it? To keep you occupied on your Christmas travels, we’ve put together a selection of brilliant audiobooks, perfect for wherever you’re going and to keep whoever you’re journeying with entertained this Christmas.

Penguins go perfectly with

A good book is guaranteed to bring cheer on Christmas morning (we should know). But, if John Lewis has taught us anything this year, it’s that every Penguin needs its companion. Butch had Sundance, Morecambe wouldn’t have been half as funny without Wise, and Laurel was lost sans Hardy (as was Nelson, but that’s a tale for another day). Why should we be any different?

Whether it’s Pride and Prejudice and a barouche (read and rise in style!), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a stick of Three Course Dinner Chewing Gum, or The Owl and the Pussycat replete with beautiful pea green boat, there’s a match to be made for every tome.

There is something very satisfying about reading an entire book in one sitting. Part of the pleasure of Julian Barnes’ Booker Prizing winning novel, The Sense of an Ending, is that you can spend a deeply pleasurable and indulgent afternoon devouring the book whole. You don’t have to worry about forgetting who said what when, […]