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Judging books by their covers: 75 Years of Penguin Sci-Fi

‘Chocky’ by John Wyndham, Penguin, 1970

The main characteristic of the Penguin paperbacks we have on sale at the secondhand bookshop I work in is scruffiness. They’ve usually been read, re-read, loved, kept in pockets, stuffed under pillows and carried round in bags before being passed on to that great secondhand bookshop in the sky (or Charing Cross Road, in this case).

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