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Our new releases for September are... three new #DropCaps! Like your favorite(s) of the trio:
RT for chance to win Eric Schlosser's atomic history COMMAND AND CONTROL, a Pulitzer finalist!
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#August26 1498: Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the famous "Pieta."
Oh, yes! @PenguinClassics has a new edition of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Stories. Gotta get my hands on that!
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#August25 79: Death of Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder during eruption of Vesuvius in Pompeii
#August25 1836: Birth of US writer Bret Harte, whose career spanned many different media.
#August25 1768: British explorer James Cook embarks on first of three voyages to the Pacific.
THE GLASS OCEAN author @Lori1Baker1 is now on Twitter - give her a grand ol' welcome! @penguinpress
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#DorothyParkerWeek is over, but there's still time to enter our Instagram giveaway!
August 22nd. Dorothy Parker's bday. "The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue." #DorothyParkerWeek
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#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Jennifer J Leigh played Parker in Mrs. Parker & the Vicious Circle.
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Dorothy spent her childhood on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Dorothy inspired a few lines in the Cole Porter song "Just One of Those Things."
Today's #DorothyParkerWeek featured title is Parker's COMPLETE POEMS!
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Parker's 2nd (& 3rd) husband was an actor 11 years her junior.
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Parker's first book of verse, ENOUGH ROPE, was a bestseller.
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: She wore glasses. (But did men make passes?)
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: The US Postal Service issued a commemorative Parker stamp in 1992.
Today's #DorothyParkerWeek title is Parker & Arnaud d’Usseau's play LADIES OF THE CORRIDOR!
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Dorothy was New York's first woman theatre critic, for @VanityFair.
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Parker is only US author to leave estate to a civil rights org.
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Parker's writings have never been out of print.
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: The fabled Algonquin Round Table lasted only about 10 years.
Today's #DorothyParkerWeek featured title is Parker's COMPLETE STORIES!
Happy 121st birthday to timeless American author Dorothy Parker, she of sharp pen & sharper wit! #DorothyParkerWeek
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Dorothy's final resting place was Baltimore.
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Parker's last poem, "War Song," was published in 1944.
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Parker was blacklisted in Hollywood for Communist sympathies.
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Parker suggested the title for John O'Hara's APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA.
Today's #DorothyParkerWeek featured title is Marion Meade's bio, WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS?
Want to win ALL of these #DorothyParkerWeek titles? Check out our Instagram for the #giveaway:
RT for chance to win Marion Meade's DOROTHY PARKER-WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS? #DorothyParkerWeek
See next tweet for our 2nd #DorothyParkerWeek giveaway-Marion Meade's DOROTHY PARKER: WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS? 5 random winners. US/Can only
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: The FBI's file on Parker runs more than 900 pages.
#DorothyParkerWeek facts: Parker was arrested in 1927 for protesting Sacco & Vanzetti killings
Discount tickets are now on sale to see Khaled Hosseini's acceptance of John Steinbeck Award: @tkhf @SteinbeckCenter
Today's #DorothyParkerWeek featured title is our beautiful & timeless PORTABLE DOROTHY PARKER!
#killerfiction is a pretty bad ass hashtag. Follow it for a chat with @AlexMarwood1 and @sarah_hilary in two minutes! @PenguinPbks
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