Sir Allen Lane CH
(1902-1970)

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

Died aged c. 68

Sir Allen Lane (born Allen Lane Williams; 21 September 1902 – 7 July 1970) was a British publisher who together with his brothers Richard and John founded Penguin Books, bringing high-quality paperback fiction and non-fiction to the mass market.

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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