"I feel that the great challenge of our time is the communication of ideas" - Alain de Botton
"…which scours the darkest, most shameful places of 20th Century history…" #GretelandtheDark
"Two narratives, the interwoven threads of one much bigger story…"
#GretelandtheDark - coming soon.
"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
"As the shadows and echoes multiply…"#GretelandtheDark - coming soon.
"I don’t know you. The only thing I know about you is, you’re reading this. I don’t know if you’re happy or not; I don’t know whether you’re young or not. I sort of hope you’re young and sad. If you’re old and happy, I can imagine that you’ll smile to yourself when you hear me going, he broke my heart. You’ll remember someone who broke your heart, and you’ll think to yourself, Oh yes, I remember how that feels. But you can’t, you smug old git. Oh you’ll remember feeling sort of pleasantly sad. You might remember listening to music and eating chocolates in your room, or walking along the embankment on your own, wrapped up in a winter coat and feeling lonely and brave. But can you remember how with every mouthful of food it felt like you were biting into your own stomach? (…) Can you remember dreaming every night that you were still together?’ - Nick Hornby’s A Long Way Down, soon to be a film starring Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette
We don’t stick exclusively to Penguin books around the office. We recently started a team book club - first up was The Cuckoo’s Calling and this month was To Kill a Mockingbird (unwittingly going with a bird theme here).