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Penguin and the Lane Brothers: The Untold Story of a Publishing Revolution

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Awards for Penguin and the Lane Brothers

  • Winner, 2015 Ashurst Business Literature Prize

About the author

Stuart Kells

Stuart Kells is a Melbourne-based author. His history of Penguin Books, Penguin and the Lane Brothers, won the Ashurst Australian Business Literature Prize.

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Praise for Penguin and the Lane Brothers

‘Kells’ story is informative and entertaining, and will appeal to anyone with the slightest interest in the world of books. In more than 30 years at Penguin Australia, I never got this close to the truth about Penguin.’ —Age


‘If you like books about books, Kells offers a fascinating insight into literature and fraternal power plays.’ —Sunday Age

‘An engaging, sharply written, and important revisionist history of a great literary institution.’ —Australian Book Review


‘Essential reading for all those fascinated by ‘books about books’ and about the foundation stories of great businesses.’ —Books+Publishing


‘A fascinating, well-researched insight into publishing and booksellers’ —Herald Sun


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