Sir Allen Lane CH

publisher, Knight Bachelor (from 1962), and Companion of Honour (from 1969)

Died aged c. 68

Sir Allen Lane CH (born Allen Lane Williams; 21 September 1902 – 7 July 1970) was a British publisher who together with his brothers Richard and John Lane founded Penguin Books in 1935, bringing high-quality paperback fiction and non-fiction to the mass market. In 1967 he started a hardback imprint under his own name, Allen Lane.

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founder of Penguin Books

Commemorated on 3 plaques

Here fifty years ago Allen Lane published his first paperbacks thereby changing reading habits throughout the English speaking world

8 Vigo Street, W1, London, United Kingdom where they was

Sir Allen Lane 1902-1970 publisher, was inspired to create Penguin Books at this station in 1934

Exeter St David's railway station, Exeter, United Kingdom where they was inspired to publish books

Sir Allen Lane CH 1902-1970 founder in 1935 of Penguin Books lived here from 1910 to 1919

Broomcroft, 11 Cotham Vale, Bristol, United Kingdom where they lived