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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. Find out more and join the festivities at summerofpenguin.com.

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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.

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On the blog: Writing Asylum

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

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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