They look so frail, now—this “parcel of Penguins” that has resurfaced from my own distant past. They are from a time less than half a century ago, yet to a person who has lived the intervening years, they may come as archaeological relics.

I am referring, of course, to paperback books, not birds from Antarctica. The collective noun provides a happy play on words, for I believe “parcel of penguins” is correct for the birds—as opposed to a rookery, cr

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