The Summer of Penguin

We're declaring this August the Summer of Penguin, and to celebrate we’ll be brightening up the journeys of London-based book-lovers with help from our friends at TfL and Virgin Media. Join the festivities and get reading at summerofpenguin.com.


Books to take to a desert island

Guest blogger Lucy Mangan shares which of the new A Puffin Book collection would she take on a deserted holiday.


On the blog: Writing Asylum

Patrick McGrath explains the story behind writing his 1996 novel Asylum, ahead of its reissue this August.


The Mark and the Void

Paul Murray's novel in audiobook

"I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

F. Scott Fitzgerald