These are some of Yates' early short stories featuring the comic Pleydell clan.
These are some of Yates' early short stories featuring the comic Pleydell clan, and on publication proved just as successful and popular as Berry and Co. had been. They describe the chaotic journey of the young, well-to-do heroes as they cavort across France, and helped to establish Yates' reputation as a master of humorous fiction.
The Green Popular Penguins Story
It was in 1935 when Allen Lane stood on a British railway platform looking for something good to read on his journey. His choice was limited to popular magazines and poor quality paperbacks. Lane's disappointment at the range of books available led him to found a company – and change the world.
In 1935 the Penguin was born, but it took until the late 1940s for the Crime and Mystery series to emerge. The genre thrived in the post-war austerity of the 1940s, and reached heights of popularity by the 1960s.
Suspense, compelling plots and captivating characters ensure that once again you need look no further than the Penguin logo for the scene of the perfect crime.