Clare Morpurgo unveils a plaque at Exeter St David’s Station in honour of her father, Sir Allen Lane

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Last week Clare and Michael travelled to Exeter St David’s Railway station where Clare unveiled a plaque in honour of her father, Sir Allen Lane, one of the founders of Penguin Books.  It was at this station that Sir Allen conceived of the sixpenny paperback, making quality books available to all at a low price.

Commenting on the unveiling of the plaque, Clare said: “It is wonderful to be able to celebrate my father’s contribution to literature in the UK. I know he would be delighted to see how many people have fallen in love with reading since Penguin Books first put quality books into the hands of readers everywhere.”

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