Penguin Partnerships was formed in 2013 to offer 'bespoke publishing and retail exclusives' to newspapers, magazines and other corporate clients, although Penguin first produced books for a partner in 2009 when ten Film Classics were given away with weekday editions of The Times newspaper at selected stores in the London area. The black-and-white covers were based on Edward Young's horizontal bands of 1935 and three of the ten books were sf.

GEORGE ORWELL Nineteen Eighty-Four, 2009 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Reissued in Penguin Film Classics February 2009.
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Each book was available for one day only, and the newspaper's masthead was on the spine and back cover, but other than that the books were identical to the Penguin Celebrations of 2007. However, unlike the Celebrations, the Penguin Film Classics did not go on general sale. Fifteen Celebrations had been given away with The Times in July and August 2008 but the entire series of 36 books had been on sale from September to December of the previous year.

JOHN WYNDHAM The Day of the Triffids, 2009 The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Reissued in Penguin Film Classics February 2009.
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ANTHONY BURGESS A Clockwork Orange, 2009 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Reissued in Penguin Film Classics February 2009.
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A further 45 books were given away with The Times between July 2009 and February 2010, though only in the London area, as before. Among them were The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle in lime green Penguin Adventure and The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham in sky blue Penguin Films.

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE The Lost World, 2009 The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

First published 1912.

Reissued in Penguin Adventure July 2009.
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JOHN WYNDHAM The Midwich Cuckoos, 2009 The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

Reissued in Penguin Films October 2009.
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The Penguin English Library was launched in 1963, subsequently absorbed into the Penguin Classics, then relaunched in April 2012 with covers by Coralie Bickford-Smith. The relaunch included The War of the Worlds by H G Wells, followed by The Time Machine in May, The Island of Doctor Moreau in October and The Invisible Man in November, with a limited edition of The Time Machine sold at Selfridges in London in the store's signature colour, Pantone 109 Yellow.

H G WELLS The Time Machine, 2012 The Time Machine by H G Wells

Reissued in the Penguin English Library May 2012 with a cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith and June 2012 (shown here) with the same cover in Pantone 109 Yellow.
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When a new adaptation of 1984 opened at London's Playhouse Theatre in 2014, promotional copies of the novel were given away at fourteen London branches of the fashion and lifestyle store JOY via a coupon in Time Out magazine.

GEORGE ORWELL Nineteen Eighty-Four, 2014 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Reissued May 2014 as a theatre tie-in with a cover by John Good.
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In 2015 Penguin partnered with Bulldog Skincare to create four Father's Day gift sets that each paired a book with a skincare product. These limited edition 'Classic Reads' included The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds and featured eye-catching covers by Bulldog designer Chris Falkner.

H G WELLS The Time Machine, 2015 The Time Machine by H G Wells

Reissued in Bulldog Classic Reads June 2015 with a cover by Chris Falkner.
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H G WELLS The War of the Worlds, 2015 The War of the Worlds by H G Wells

Reissued in Bulldog Classic Reads June 2015 with a cover by Chris Falkner.
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To mark the opening of Jeff Wayne's musical version of The War of the Worlds at London's Dominion Theatre in 2016, copies of the novel were given away with The Telegraph newspaper at participating Tesco Express stores across the UK.

H G WELLS The War of the Worlds, 2016 The War of the Worlds by H G Wells

Reissued February 2016 as a theatre tie-in with a cover featuring artwork from the show.
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