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Need more space in your wardrobe or your sock drawer?

Marie Kondo, the queen of tidying up, guides you through her basic folding method so your clothes will always be neat and organised.
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Try your hand at these zesty Gin and Tonic Cupcakes, brought to you by the Primrose Bakery.

With homemade gin and tonic syrup in both the sponge and the icing, they’re the perfect treat for a Saturday night in with friends.

Get the recipe for Gin and Tonic Cupcakes
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yesterday at 09:11. Facebook
George Orwell passed away on this day in 1950. The author was famed for his satirical novels, and for coining phrases like ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Room 101’, but few know that his first word as a child was ‘beastly.’

What’s your favourite Orwell quote?
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01/20/2017 at 16:32. Facebook
Today is Penguin Awareness Day! And a rather good time to thumb through your favourite paperbacks...

What's your most treasured Penguin book? Do tell us, or share a photograph below.
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01/20/2017 at 08:01. Facebook
‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.’

Anne Frank
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01/19/2017 at 15:13. Facebook
Read the story of Black Lives Matter in Wesley Lowery’s electric book, They Can’t Kill Us All, an unprecedented portrait of the reality of violence and racism in America, and those trying to combat it.

Get your copy here:
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01/19/2017 at 08:12. Facebook
My Sweet Revenge is a compulsive tale of infidelity, and how revenge is best served…bittersweet.

Jane Fallon picks the five books that inspired her writing and gave voice to her feisty heroines.

Five Books That Inspired Jane Fallon
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01/18/2017 at 15:08. Facebook
‘Here was a figure of almost supernatural shallowness, who had almost certainly run for the presidency on some level out of boredom.’

Journalist Matt Taibbi offers an unapologetic account of Donald Trump in his book, Insane Clown President. Read the opening chapter here.

Read an extract of Insane Clown President by Matt Taibbi
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01/18/2017 at 08:14. Facebook
Elan Mastai, author of All Our Wrong Todays, talks screenwriting, space-time and the inner workings of desert islands on the Penguin Q&A.

Have a read:
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01/17/2017 at 15:19. Facebook
Anne Brontë was born on this day in 1820.

Known mainly for her novels The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey, she is often seen to be the most underrated, and least read of the Brontë sisters. All thanks to sibling rivalry…

Why Charlotte Brontë stopped reprints of Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey
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01/17/2017 at 10:03. Facebook
Yaa Gyasi’s profound debut, Homegoing, tells the story of two sisters whose experiences of the slave trade shape the lives of their families for generations.

The author tells us which five books influenced her writing, and why she loves each and every one of them.

Five Books That Inspired Yaa Gyasi
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01/16/2017 at 18:02. Facebook
With the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement, and as it’s the end of the first black presidency of the USA, we’ve compiled ten books that chronicle this unique American experience.

Read our list of books here:

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01/16/2017 at 15:02. Facebook
Chase away those Monday blues and immerse yourself in a wonderful book (blue or otherwise.)

What are you reading today?
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01/16/2017 at 08:09. Facebook
‘Hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease of fear; only love can do that.’

To celebrate Martin Luther King day, we’re giving away this inspiring book bundle. Comment with your favourite Martin Luther King quote for the chance to win all five.
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01/15/2017 at 16:59. Facebook
Ali Land joins new host Paul Smith on the Penguin Podcast to talk about her debut novel, the compulsive thriller Good Me Bad Me.

Ali brings along five objects that inspired her book, and explains why she is so fascinated by the human psyche.

Listen to Ali Land on the Penguin Podcast
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01/15/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
This month, we're launching the Ladybird Experts: a brand new series for adults, covering topics from climate change through to quantum physics.

Get your hands on the first three:

Pre-order the Ladybird Expert Series
If you’re trying to exercise more this year, then why not try a spot of swimming?

Inspire yourself with Alexandra Heminsley’s Leap In, the true story of how she overcame her fear of water, stilled her mind and learnt to appreciate her body:
Fawlty Towers was voted the best British sitcom of all time in a recent survey. You can listen to every episode, with introductions by John Cleese, in the complete audio collection:

Who’s your favourite Fawlty Towers character?

Get Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection on audio
‘I came home from Russia happier and sadder and older, in the best sense of the word.’

Katherine Arden reflects on how the Russian landscape – in particular, the turbulent, unforgettable sky – inspired her enchanting novel, The Bear and the Nightingale.

Katherine Arden on the landscape that inspired The Bear and the Nightingale
Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley has been turned into a stunning film starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. It tells the story of a lost little boy, who found his way home twenty-five years later.

Read the book before the film comes out: