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Postcards from Pelican: 100 Subjects in One Box

Postcards from Pelican

Postcards from Penguin has been around for a little while now, but now the non-fiction imprint Pelican gets its own collection: Postcards from Pelican: 100 Subjects in One Box


The Pelican list was originally set up in 1937 to promote intelligent non-fiction. The title was George Bernard Shaw's The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism, which went on to sell a million copies in six weeks, and other authors included Freud and H.G. Wells writing on subjects as niche as jazz to witchcraft.

This, of course, was reflected in some great cover artwork which reflects shifts in style from the 1930s to the 1980s (when the imprint was discontinued) and can be explored in this box of 100 different postcards. And, happily, the imprint has been relaunched this year, hopefully meaning there are many more great designs to come. And, if this floats your boat, we also recommend checking out this online Penguin and Pelican cover gallery

You can pick up a set of the postcards for £10.49 from Amazon

Pelican postcards detail