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The folks at Bodley Head were not on board with the endeavor so that's when Mr. Lane started his own publishing house and he called it Penguin books.
So to celebrate this occasion I ordered a paperback! Not just any paperback, but one about one of my ancestors.
Killed Strangely The Death of Rebecca Cornell, by Elaine Forman Crane, is about the death of Rebecca Cornell who was the wife of Thomas Cornell. They are my ninth great-grandparents.
Their son Thomas was tried and convicted of her murder. Ironically he was the ancestor of Lizzie Borden.
I can't wait until it gets here! I just love the smell of a paperback book. Don't you?