Allen Lane
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Born in Bristol, Bristol
Born on 21st of September 1902
Died on 7th of July 1970

Born 1902. Died 1970 - English publisher and pioneer of paperback books.

Apprenticed in 1919 to Bodley Head publishing house. Formed Penguin Books Ltd in 1935. Began reprinted novels in paper covers, expanding to nonfictional Pelicans and childrenís Puffins.

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