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Judging a Book by its Cover

We’re always warned not to judge a book by its cover.

However in recent years savvy publishers have turned this on it’s head with eye catching revamps for old classics. 200 more words

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Pride and Prejudice (II)

This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well designed book is like a piece of art. 183 more words


Off anywhere this weekend? #PenguinJourneys

All summer we’ve been celebrating some of our favourite literary journeys and sharing our recommended audiobooks for your summer adventures with #penguinjourneys and #askapenguin. 121 more words

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Arthur Miller, 'The Crucible'

Set in a Puritan stronghold of seventeenth century America, Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible exposes the faculties of human hypocrisy and fear in the course of the Salem Witch Trials. 426 more words

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Balloons, cowpokes and drugs - Against the Day - Thomas Pynchon

Against the Day – Thomas Pynchon

A sprawling read, Against the Day is a romp through styles, politics and countries, not all of them real. It’s a little loose, more than a little all over the place but it also ranks right up there with his best, both for its insights into late-stage capitalism and for sheer enjoyability. 760 more words


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