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The Green Penguin

The Green Penguin

Update: 2024-02-071


One visit to Agatha Christie changed everything.

Thank you to my guest, Jules Burt, for sharing his book-collecting experiences and knowledge with us. You can learn more about his collection on his YouTube channel, Jules Burt Collections and Unboxings at

My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is published in April. To find out more and register for the exclusive pre-order bonus material, visit my website

Mentioned in this episode:

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Ulysses by James Joyce

Ariel by André Maurois

— Death on the Borough Council by Josephine Bell

Speedy Death by Gladys Mitchell

Taken on Trust by Terry Waite

Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers

— Allen Lane: King Penguin by J.E. Morpurgo

— Penguin Special: Life and Times of Allen Lane by Jeremy Lewis

— Mushroom Jungle: A History of Postwar Paperback Publishing by Stephen Holland

— The Penguin Story by W.E. Williams

— ‘A Paperback Guide to Progress: Penguin Books 1935– c .1951’ by Nicholas Joicey in Twentieth Century British History, 1993

Shedunnit Episodes Mentioned:

The Nobodies

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Comments (1)

Chris Valentine

Great episode (as always). The origins of the Penguin paperbacks was very informative. And Jules Burt is a perfect guest. I follow him on YouTube and Instagram and his book collection is a thing to behold

Feb 9th








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