The festive season is upon us, and you’re no doubt compiling your own naughty and nice lists, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to pop a few book-shaped presents under the tree. We’ll be bringing you our favourite titles that we know your family and friends will love, so you can relax with […]

You’ve heard of The Old Curiosity Shop and Shakespeare’s Globe, but what about the statue of Dr Samuel Johnson’s cat or the inspiration behind Orwell’s Ministry of Truth? Author of London: A Travel Guide Through Time, Dr Matthew Green takes us on a tour of some of the capital’s less well known literary destinations.

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Travel writing has a long literary heritage – but which eye-opening travelling tales were penned by women? Harriet Horobin-Worley, Digital Assistant Editor for Penguin, takes you on an adventure through the eyes of female authors…

Driving Home for Christmas

What better journey is there than one with the promise of book-shaped presents and a mountain of mince pies waiting for you at the end of it? To keep you occupied on your Christmas travels, we’ve put together a selection of brilliant audiobooks, perfect for wherever you’re going and to keep whoever you’re journeying with entertained this Christmas.

Normally, we’re perfectly happy to have our beaks in a book of a wintery eve, but we’ve been spending rather more time gazing skywards lately, thanks to Susanna Hislop’s astronomy atlas, Stories in the Stars. Read about The Winter Oval, also known as Orion – a constellation which contains entire solar systems – in this exclusive extract from the book.

As part of our #penguinjourneys adventure this summer, author Graeme Simsion kindly lent us a few words on the power of travelling light, as well as a rather splendid (and exclusive) extract from his new book, THE ROSIE EFFECT (not long to wait Rosie fans, it’s out this autumn). Over to Graeme…

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This summer we’re making it as easy as camping in the garden to get recommended reads from Penguin and friends. Just tweet using the #askapenguin and #penguinjourneys hashtags with your holiday reading quandary, and we’ll recommend an audiobook, ebook or even a podcast to keep you entertained along the way.

Have you Penguins packed yet? Are you ready, with book in bag, to hit the road this summer with #penguinjourneys? Yes? Brilliant. We have a whole summer’s worth of literary adventures all matched to audiobooks to keep you occupied for the duration.

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Earlier this summer we ran a competition around Robert Macfarlane’s THE OLD WAYS for one lucky wayfarer to follow in his footsteps and win a summer trekking around the UK and blogging about their adventures. After a hard-fought battle, Sarah Thomas was crowned as our winner. Now that her journey is at the halfway mark, we […]