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Penguin to publish military Popular Penguins

Penguin Books Australia will publish a set of 10 war-themed Popular Penguins later this month to commemorate the centenary of World War I.

The War Popular Penguins will feature a khaki version of the iconic Popular Penguin design and will be priced at $9.95. The books will only be available in print format, although digital editions of many of the titles are already available.

The range, which will initially only be available in Australia and New Zealand, features six titles by Australian authors and three books by international authors, as well as The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (edited by George Walter), which includes contributions from both local and international writers.

The full list of titles is:

  • Anzac to Amiens (C E W Bean)
  • An Anzac’s Story (Roy Kyle)
  • The Anzacs (Patsy Adam-Smith)
  • Australia in Arms (Phillip Schuler)
  • Flesh in Armour (Leonard Mann)
  • Generals Die in Bed (Charles Yale Harrison)
  • Goodbye to All That (Robert Graves)
  • The Middle Parts of Fortune (Frederic Manning)
  • The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (ed by George Walter)
  • Storm of Steel (Ernst Jünger).


As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Penguin launched a series of crime-themed Green Popular Penguins in 2013, adding to its original Popular Penguins series, which launched in 2008. In 2013 Penguin also published a limited-edition set of 12 Pink Popular Penguins to raise money for the McGrath Foundation.

For more information about the War Popular Penguins, visit the Penguin website here. To read a round-up of other forthcoming military titles, click here.



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