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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Paperbacks and Retronyms...

"Paperbacks were introduced in the 1840s to supply the newly literate lower classes with something on which to expend their literacy. They were sometimes called penny-dreadfuls (cost and quality) and sometimes called yellow-backs because they were printed in bright colours (often, as you may have guessed, yellow)."  Read this humorous piece from the Inky Fool blog here.

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