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