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Closed | Win: a set of Bloomsbury Modern Classics


Bloomsbury Modern Classics

If, like me, you love nothing more than a beautiful book – one that will not only nurture your soul but look good on your book case as well – Bloomsbury’s Modern Classics will be a welcome addition to the shelves of any self-respecting bookworm.

Featuring ten titles – Restless by William Boyd, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale and The Little Friend by Donna Tartt – the Bloomsbury Modern Classics series will no doubt ensure that some of the publisher’s best loved books will reach new and eager hands, as well as reigniting the literary flame for readers past and present.

Bloomsbury Modern Classics

Whether you fancy being whisked away to Indonesia, India and Italy with Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love – whose stunning new cover was designed by Portuguese illustrator Rui Ricardo – or want to dive head first into Ann Michael’s Fugitive Pieces; a novel of astounding beauty and wisdom based in Nazi-occupied Poland that features a beautiful illustration from Matt Saunders, the Bloomsbury Modern Classics series has something for everyone.

Bloomsbury Modern Classics

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – beloved by literary great JK Rowling – has a beautiful new cover from Stateside illustrator Richie Stewart, while Brighton-based Matt Taylor was commissioned to design the front cover for The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.

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Bloomsbury Modern Classics

A reflection of Bloomsbury’s rich heritage and a curation of some of the best titles in its thirty year history, these beautiful books will be a keepsake for years to come for bookish types the world over. They are books that make you think, books that make you feel, books that transport you, books that inspire you, books that move you, books that you’ll never forget; books that are beautiful on both the inside and out.

And if you fancy winning a complete set of these gorgeous Bloomsbury Modern Classics, simply subscribe to my newsletter here. If you’re already a subscriber, comment below with your favourite cover from the collection and you’ll automatically be added into the draw.

A winner will be picked at random at 6pm GMT on Saturday, 9th December.


Find out a bit more about the designs behind the book covers with this lovely video from Bloomsbury.

51 comments on “Closed | Win: a set of Bloomsbury Modern Classics”

  1. That Fugitive Pieces is gorgeous! That’s one of my favorite books I read in college. All of these are wonderful choices!

    1. I’ve not read it but I adore the cover. I think I’ll be buying my own set after the giveaway and reading my way through them all! xo

  2. The Kite Runner one is lovely. The colours of the sky contrasting with the silhouette o the skyline is so beautiful.

  3. Well I love them ALL, but The Suspicions of Mr Whicher is possibly my fave!!! Such a beautiful collection!

  4. Oh my gosh, they all look so beautiful! But, I have to say, my eye is definitely drawn to ‘Fugitive Pieces’ 🙂

  5. Ohhh I love them all! I do love the colourful warmth of The Kite Runner cover the most though- so inviting and dreamy.

  6. For me it’s got to be Snow Falling on Cedars or The Song of Achilles – both beautiful in different ways. I’m ashamed to say I’ve only read one of these ten books 🙁

  7. I loved all the covers and I can see the ‘Fugitive Pieces’ is the most beautiful from the lot but if I have to choose one I would pick ‘Eat Pray Love’ because Elizabeth Gilbert is my favorite and so is green. Cheers. ☺️

    1. I absolutely adore Elizabeth Gilbert as well and I agree that the green cover is absolutely beautiful! xo

  8. Fugitive Places is gorgeous! I need it in my hand right this second! The Suspicions of Mr Whicher is beautiful as well, all of them are!

  9. All the covers are beautiful. But if I had to choose one, it would be The Song of Achilles. It takes my breathe away.

  10. Although it’s hard to choose just one favorite I’ll have to go with Kite Runner because it’s one of my all time favorite reads! Amazing covers, exciting giveaway!

    1. They are aren’t they? But I agree that The Kite Runner is a particularly beautiful choice xo

  11. I am in love with the cover for ‘The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher’! That cool, gothic blue, contrasted with those autumn leaves? Exactly the kind of creepy/cozy mix I love at Christmastime.

    1. Ooh yes the cover definitely has a great mix of creepy and cosy – perfect festive reading! xo

  12. The Song of Achilles! It’s soo simplistic but perfectly conveys the emotion of the story!

  13. All these books are looking beautiful in their new editions , it’s hard to choose one but I had read only The Kite Runner and it’s a lovely story so for the kite is most beautiful book among these. Wish to know others too.

  14. The Kite Runner. It’s amazing how new covers can completely rejuvenate a book for a new generation.

  15. The Kite Runner is the only book I’ve read from this list for now. And I really want to read The Song of Achilles. My friend just bragged about that book. I definitely will read that.

    1. I’ve been meaning to read The Song of Achilles for years. Will have to read it in the new year! xo

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