On display

High Hill Penguin (1960)

The High Hill Penguin was a feature of the High Hill Bookshop at 6-7 Hampstead High Street.

The penguin was autographed by various local writers and artists at the party for Penguin Books' silver jubilee held at the bookshop in 1960. The autographers include novellists Marghanita Laski, Olivia Manning, Rosemary Manning, David Divine and Ernest Raymond; artists Sydney Arrobus, Linda Carmen and her husband John Parry; critics Ralph Abercrombie and Naomi Lewis; and the founder of Penguin Books, Allen Lane.