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Interview with Sir Allen Lane

BROADCAST: 1962 | DURATION: 00:00:01


Studs discusses books with Sir Allen Lane and labor with his driver, Clifford Bosley, while Studs was visiting the UK in 1962. The main topic of conversation with Sir Allen Lane is the history of paperback books in both the UK and the US. Lane, along with his brothers Richard and John Lane, founded Penguin Books in 1935. This made both fiction and nonfiction literature widely available to the general public. Literacy amongst the masses is discussed, as is censorship. Studs' interview with Clifford Bosley begins at 32:33. With Bosley, Studs discusses life in Wales for coal mining families. Topics include literacy, camaraderie, singing, and culture amongst colliers and their families.