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In 1967 Penguin’s founder started a hardback imprint under his own name, Allen Lane.

Allen Lane is now the leading publisher in the UK of bestselling serious non-fiction, setting the agenda in subjects including history, science, politics, economics, philosophy, psychology, language and current affairs. Our books are renowned for their quality and their originality of thought.

After initial publication in hardback, Allen Lane books appear as Penguin Press orange spine paperbacks, which echo both Penguin’s original tri-band design and its original mission to bring the best writing to a wide audience.

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