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194: Christopher Dorling and Peter Kindersley who started DK. In 1999 DK printed 18 million Star Wars books but sold less than half of them, leaving the company with crippling debt. As a direct result, DK was taken over the following year by the Pearson PLC media company, and made part of Penguin Group, which also owns the Penguin Books label.

195: He spoofed the college and named it after the steak. Explain.

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3 responses to “195

  1. Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe. The name suggests Peterhouse College, but its a pun on porterhouse steaks.

  2. Tom Sharpe’s (1) “Porterhouse Blue” about a Cambridge college called Porterhouse, probably a spoof of Peterhouse (2) that happens to be named after the Porterhouse Steak (3).

  3. In Porterhouse Blue, Tom Sharpe spoofs Pembroke College through Porterhouse College, named after porterhouse steaks.